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Ukraine Diplomatic Deal: Necessary Next Steps

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Beyond economic aid to Ukraine and other Eastern European nations, we have identified four overarching themes that should be reinforced and reaffirmed by Congress and the administration.

22 Hostages Rescued After Being Held Captive For Nearly Three Years

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 12.23.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- In a siege that lasted nearly two weeks, forces of Somalia's semiautonomous Puntland region raided a hijacked ship Sunday and safel...

"SSC" Is the Last Hope to Bridge Somalia Back Together

Sadia Ali Aden | Posted 03.25.2012 | World
Sadia Ali Aden

Neither Somaliland nor Puntland has indicated any interest in mediating between their warring brethren in the South.

Somalia Is Not a State

T.A. Ridout | Posted 09.12.2011 | World
T.A. Ridout

Instead of embracing and learning from indigenous Somali successes in the north, the international community undermines them by supporting the Transitional Federal Government.

The S Word: South Sudan and Secession

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

A nation is like a marriage, or so Lenin imagined it to be, with each partner or province having a right to get out if things go horribly wrong. With so many post-Cold War precedents, you'd think secession wouldn't be dirty word today.

Considering Counter-Piracy Protection? Here's What to Ask Before You Hire

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Recent news reports state that someone is apparently funding a 1,050 man private Army in Puntland in the name of anti-piracy. Specifically a company,...

Somalia, US, and the Dual-Track Letdown

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abukar Arman

The new Dual-Track approach is based on engaging diplomatically and economically any and all Somali political actors -- armed or unarmed -- as long as those entities are not supporting the extremist group al-Shabaab.

Somalia's Online Identity Crisis

Nicole Stremlau | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicole Stremlau

As the internationally recognized leader of Somalia, Sheikh Sharif has the major communications challenge of selling his government both internally and externally.