In April 2012, Islamist insurgents seized control of the three largest cities in northern Mali — Kidal, Gao and Timbuktu — claiming independence from the state. Robert I. Rotberg, a visiting Fulbright Scholar at CIGI, stops by Inside the Issues to discuss the recent French intervention in the region and forthcoming rebuilding efforts. Labelling the liberation a strong victory for R2P, Rotberg discusses the implications for neighbouring counties and the significance for the African Union and its security governance aspirations. The conversation closes by considering the challenges of rebuilding, including organizing the upcoming election and reconstituting the Malian army. 
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