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Tuaregs and Moors Recurrent Rebellions in Mali: The Malian Successive Governments' Responsibilities

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[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]

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US Army Command and General Staff College

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Since the 1960s, when a majority of African states gained independence from European colonial empires, African countries have confronted internal instabilities such as coup dtat, inter-ethnical conflicts, democratic movements, and insurgencies. One African country, which reflects the stereotypical image of Africa in perpetual conflict is Mali. The Republic of Mali has endured countless internal instabilities profoundly undermining its economic and social development. Mali has seen four upsurges, three coup dtats, a decade of domestic riots for democracy, and minor inter-ethnic issues. However, the most critical concerns over others issues that have hindered the countrys momentum toward development is its cyclical Tuareg and Moor rebellions. These insurgencies always originate from the area called North Mali. Using the DIME framework, the author examines the Malian successive authorities counterinsurgency response to the recurrent upsurges occurring in the northern regions. The purpose of this study is to make recommendations for gaining and maintaining long-lasting peace and security in Mali. The cornerstone of these recommendations is a genuine economic and military engagement of the central Government.

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  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Government and Political Science
  • Humanities and History

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[A, Approved For Public Release]