Mali experienced a coup in late March, followed quickly by a declaration of independence by MNLA rebels in the country’s north. As the country’s future remains uncertain, many academic specialists on Mali and the region are offering useful analyses:
- The African Arguments blog (a joint project of the Social Science Research Council and the Royal Africa Society) has run several excellent analyses of the Mali crisis.
- Northwestern University Department of Religion PhD candidate Alex Thurston writes the very insightful Sahel Blog.
- Haverford College political scientist Susanna Wing wrote about the crisis in Foreign Policy and was also interviewed by NPR, the BBC, and RFI.
- The Center for Global Development’s Todd Moss explained the causes of the crisis at UN Dispatch.
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