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In Somalia, the U.S. Is Bombing the Very ‘Terrorists’ It Created
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In Somalia, the U.S. Is Bombing the Very ‘Terrorists’ It Created
August 19, 2021

US and British meddling transformed Somalia’s al-Shabaab into an extremist group, inflaming the humanitarian crisis that persists throughout the country.

Forever Wars: Will They Ever End?
January 10, 2021

As a senator, Biden voted for that 2001 AUMF, the 2002 AUMF, and then seconded a president who expanded America’s overseas interventions — and nothing in his personal history suggests that he will take the bold actions necessary to follow through on putting an end to America’s overseas conflicts.

Forever Wars: Will They Ever End?
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Trump’s Ploy in Somalia Could Lead to a Civil War Which Would End Any Hopes of Qatar Deal
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Trump’s Ploy in Somalia Could Lead to a Civil War Which Would End Any Hopes of Qatar Deal
December 9, 2020

Just as Bill Clinton had to make his toughest foreign policy decision almost immediately entering the Oval Office, so too will Joe Biden.

Somalia: Trapped in Revolution and Instability
June 9, 2020

Somalia’s brutal arid landscape and unfortunate colonial borders keep the nation a dry well packed powder keg waiting for the next spark.

Somalia: Trapped in Revolution and Instability
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Somalia: Erratic U.S. Policy Failure Doesn’t Get Noticed. But a U.S. Diplomat Struggling With an End-of-Career Crisis Might
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Somalia: Erratic U.S. Policy Failure Doesn’t Get Noticed. But a U.S. Diplomat Struggling With an End-of-Career Crisis Might
June 5, 2020

The sheer level of America’s meddling and colossal bungling in Somalia led to Hollywood films like Black Hawk Down. Yet now a U.S. ambassador’s foibles and insecurities appear to be writing a new Hollywood script.

African Union’s Adherence to Colonial Borders Looks Like a Needless Anachronism
August 30, 2017

In 1964, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the forerunner to the present-day African Union, declared at its Cairo summit that colonial borders would not be altered to reflect on-the-ground realities regarding ethnicity, language, and/or religion. With little debate, the OAU declared that the colonial boundaries of Africa, agreed to in far-away places like Berlin, Paris, London, and even the remote North Sea island of Heligoland, would serve as post-colonial international borders recognized by the United Nations and the tenets of international law. New states could only be carved out of old colonial entities if the post-colonial governments approved. Such approval would not come without a long and protracted armed fight.

African Union’s Adherence to Colonial Borders Looks Like a Needless Anachronism
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US Administration to Reveal Death Toll of Drone Strikes for First Time Ever
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US Administration to Reveal Death Toll of Drone Strikes for First Time Ever
March 11, 2016

The US and its allies have blamed Russia for indiscriminate bombing in support of Bashar al-Assad in Syria. These accusations have been rejected many times with no evidence provided to support them…

Kerry’s Message to Somalia: Beef up Military
May 10, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry came off, once again, sounding like «Johnny One Note» on the first-ever visit by an American Secretary of State to Somalia. In his short three hour meeting with Somali leaders, including Somalia’s ineffective and powerless president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Kerry was confined to a sandbag-fortified security bivouac at Mogadishu airport because the Somali government has no control over its own capital city…

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