The challenges to “making democracy” in the Sahel and the Sahara – J. AbiNader

MATIC, by Jean R. AbiNader (Washington, DC, June 13, 2013) — One of my favorite debates goes something like this: in conflict environments and/or fragile or failing states, what are the relative benefits of short-term democracy promotion versus longer term development programs? In the context of what to do in the Sahel, recent charges that Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM) has access to SA-7 surface-to-air missiles bring into sharp focus ...