Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law Stanford University


January 16, 2013

Failure to protect democracy in Mali opened path for grave atrocities

CDDRL, FSI Stanford Op-ed: New York Times on January 14, 2013

As French troops deployed to Mali this week to push back Islamist rebels, CDDRL Post-Doctoral Fellow Landry Signé writes in the New York Times that the failure to restore democracy sooner has descended the country into a devilish civil war with grave humanitarian consequences. Signé argues that Mali's West African neighbors and the international community should have acted earlier to restore peace and security to a country long recognized for its democratic stability. Read more »