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Somalia And The Slippery Slope Of ‘Jubbaland’

By   /  May 20, 2013  /  Columnists  /  Comments Off on Somalia And The Slippery Slope Of ‘Jubbaland’

Listen If the latest development in Somalia gives you the feeling of being trapped in the Twilight Zone—somewhere between relative security and renewed bloodshed—you are not alone. Due to the array of competing internal and external interest groups and the federal government’s lack of clear grand strategy or capacity to assert its authority, the formation […]

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Mogadishu, Boston and the ‘Pavlovian Response’

By   /  May 3, 2013  /  Columnists  /  Comments Off on Mogadishu, Boston and the ‘Pavlovian Response’

Listen The recent terrorist attacks that took place in Mogadishu and Boston were not just intended to kill and mutilate many civilians, but to create widespread terror, disarray, and insecurity that would last far beyond the initial shock of these bloody events. It goes without saying — anyone who takes part of such acts of […]

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Somalia’s priority: national integration for economic recovery

By   /  May 3, 2013  /  Columnists  /  Comments Off on Somalia’s priority: national integration for economic recovery

Listen After years of overlooking the real needs of the Somali people, it is significant change longed-for that Somalia’s statebuiling featured in the strategic agenda of the key actors of the International Community (IC), namely the G8 powers ((Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom, United States, plus the European Union)) in their ministerial meeting held […]

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