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Horn of Africa

Out of Touch in the Horn of Africa?

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

The Berlin Conference of 2009 In 1884, the Berlin Conference was convened by the European imperial powers to carve out colonial territories in Africa...

Military Still Fumbling Humanitarian Projects

Dan Madden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Madden

The U.S. military has been conducting development-like activities in Africa regularly since 2002 -- and we're still building white elephants.

A Domino Effect in the Horn of Africa?

Alex Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Thurston

Somalia's civil war constitutes a danger to the whole region, but it is not the only cause of instability. How far will chaos spread, and what is the appropriate US policy response?

Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan Killing Shows Dramatic Shift In U.S. Policy Towards Somalia

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tristan McConnell | GlobalPost NAIROBI, Kenya -- A strike by six U.S. helicopter gunships on an Al Qaeda target in Somalia on Monday marks a dramat...

Confronting Pirates: West Weighs Arming Ships

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISTANBUL — Challenging a global aversion to guns aboard ships, France has put troops on tuna boats in the Indian Ocean, and Belgium is offering ...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs :The Geopolitical Importance of Syria SI Analysis: Engagement with Syria seems to be a priority for many di...

Somalia, Outside the Violence Box

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abukar Arman

Instead of sending more weapons to Somalia, as did the Obama administration recently, imagine a two-track benevolent campaign launched concurrently to positively impact hearts and minds.

US Sends Weapons To Somalia: State Department

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The US has confirmed that it has sent weapons to Somalia's UN-backed transitional government....

Somali Pirates' Condition Put Into Perspective: Interview

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Tristan McConnell | GlobalPost BERBERA, Somaliland -- The slight figure of Farah Ismail Eid is a far cry from the swashbuckling, murderous imag...

"It's A Fine Mess We're In, Obie."

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reese Schonfeld

I hesitate to say that Somalia is lost, but it is unlikely that it can be saved without major intervention from the West, which unfortunately, is unlikely.

US Ships Must Be Armed In Horn Of Africa: Coast Guard

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.S. Coast Guard will require U.S.-flagged ships sailing around the Horn of Africa to post guards and ship owners to submit anti-piracy security p...

Somali Pirate Home Base: Eyl

WardHeerNews | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Garowe, (WDN) - The Somali pirates that have wreaked havoc on the shipping lanes of the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean in recent years have been wi...

Wall Street, Somalia, and Jack Sparrow

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

Why are more than a dozen of the world's navies converging on Somalia to battle pirates there instead of sailing into New York to capture the Wall Street pirates?

Editorial: West Misunderstands Piracy, Many Somalis Consider It National Defense

WardheerNews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lately, the western media has particularly focused on stories of the Somalia piracy, which in effect has received more coverage than the often-talked ...

Pirates of Somalia

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

They are 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and cute little Johnny Depps they are not. This year alone, brazen Somali pirates have attacked 95 vessels. The corsairs still hold 16 ships and up to 300 sailors.

Saudis May Use Military Force Against Somali Pirates

Press TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Saudi Arabia is likely to use military force to rescue a giant oil tanker recently seized by Somali pirates off the Horn of Africa. The country might...

Responding to Famine in the Horn of Africa: Learn from Past Mistakes

Gary Paul Nabhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gary Paul Nabhan

The sad truth is that famines are shaped less by drought and more by inequitable political and economic access to seed diversity, technical assistance, and temporary food relief.