UN Dispatch Heading to Motor City

Quick programming note: I will be speaking on a panel about international responses to the Arab Spring tomorrow at Wayne State University Law school in Detroit, Michigan. The National Security Network is hosting.

Mali: A New Interim President, But Crisis Far From Over

The former speaker of Parliament, Dioncounda Traore, was sworn in today as the new head of state in Mali. As much as this transition of power is a significant step towards restoring democratic rule, the security situation in the country has worsened, as the rebellion in the north is far from under control.

Hangout With Ban Ki Moon

The Secretary General himself is hosting a Google Hangout at 3:30 pm EST today. Ban has participated in Facebook Town halls and Twitter chats, but this is his first time using the Google Hangout platform. You can watch it here.

Mugabe Deathwatch?

President Robert Mugabe is reported to be fighting for his life in a Singapore hospital, but ZANU PF says he is just enjoying Easter.