My colleague Ben Zala and I at Oxford Research Group (ORG) wrote an op-ed piece on the military intervention in Mali. The op-ed will be published by Channel 4 News in 2 parts. Part 1 is already up on the website and part 2 will be published tomorrow. Find out more below…
“Now well over a decade after the beginning of the so-called war on terror, yet again, another western nation is leading a military intervention against Islamist paramilitaries based in a largely ungoverned region of a state in the Global South, write Anna Alissa Hitzemann and Ben Zala for the Oxford Research Group.
The hostage situation in Algeria that developed late last week is just the latest in a series of western hostage takings in recent years, demonstrating the increasing radicalisation of elements in the region.
The French-led intervention in Mali is only one of many in a growing list of attempts to control outbreaks of political violence and terrorism with military means.” (…)
Read more here:
Part 1: http://www.channel4.com/news/mali-why-western-intervention-is-destined-to-fail
Part 2: http://www.channel4.com/news/mali-another-long-war