Mali (and France) Two Years After Military Intervention

Almost two years ago, on January 11, 2013, France launched Operation Serval, sending 4000 troops into Mali to oust Islamist militants from the North of the Mali, who had began a push into the center of the country. At the time, many supported this intervention and labeled it a success. Today, the western media has largely moved on without taking stock of the enduring consequences of the French-led intervention in Mali. Our panel will re-visit the background of the intervention, examine arguments about its legitimacy (or lack thereof), and assess mid-range consequences.

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