The French military intervention in Mali illustrates what the fight against radical Islamists might look like in the future.
The EU and its European External Action Service, led by Catherine Ashton, are particularly concerned about the activity of terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
Europeans and Americans need to pay attention to the dangerous terrorist threat that is developing in sub-Saharan Africa.
The European Union is considering pursuing Somali pirates onshore, although some countries have expressed concern of casualties both among their own soldiers and among Somalia’s civilian population.
A more multipolar world could benefit democracy, but rising democracies are hesitant to engage in international democracy support. Encouraging these countries to do more to support democracy abroad should be a priority, but it will not be easy.