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domingo, 20 de enero de 2013
Nationalists or Islamists
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France has intervened in Mali with the stated intention of gaining
control over the chaos currently afflicting the country. While the
justifications for this intervention have focused on Islamist fighters,
Wesleyan University Professor Peter Rutland argues that the Malian
crisis primarily revolves around a nationalist rebellion of the Tuareg
people that has not been adequately addressed. Rutland argues that by
supporting the Malian government’s repression of ethnic minorities,
western powers have exacerbated the causes of the crisis they are now
scrambling to contain. Without adequate recognition of the true nature
of this conflict, it seems likely that the French intervention will
struggle to establish its stated goal of political stability in Mali.