June 15, 2012 11:30 PM
A military coup in March toppled the civilian government in Bamako and an alliance between Tuareg rebels and Islamists groups in the North declared a breakaway state in April. Can Mali be re-united? Is the North becoming a breeding ground for Islamist militants from Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb to Boko Haram from Nigeria? J.Peter Pham, Director of the Africa Program at the Atlantic Council and Alexis Arieff, Africa and Maghreb analyst at the Congressional Research Service, discuss the roots of the Malian crisis and regional efforts to resolve it with host Carol Castiel.