Significant strides have been made in recent years towards combating piracy, especially off the coast of Somalia, but a robust international grand strategy is urgently needed in order to forestall an ever more dangerous global threat.
Joyful. Luminous. Radiant. Distinguished. Vivacious. Such adjectives describe every Maisha collective scarf, outshone only by the story -- and the woman -- behind it.
A handful of Democratic and Republican senators are considering a rewrite of 60 of the most consequential words to ever pass through Congress: The Authorization for Use of Military Force, which is enabling a system of eternal warfare.
As the Senate holds its first-ever public hearing on drones and targeted killings, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman sits down for an extended interview...
If we want post-conflict Syria to end up better prepared to survive the chaos and despair engulfing Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and elsewhere in the region, we must do a much better job of marshalling and deploying the civilian, political and economic resources essential to the establishment of political stability.
Another NGO, "Concerned Women for America", is the largest public policy women's organization in the United States who lobbies for integrating biblical principles into all levels of public policy. Are these really examples of moving forward?
A 27-year-old woman in Mogadishu who reported that government security forces raped her was convicted on criminal charges this month, along with a journalist who interviewed her. Her term will start when she finishes breastfeeding her baby.
The usual gang of idiots over at MAD Magazine have set their sights on the world of animation for their next issue and asked us if we'd share this preview of the list.
Today the eyes of the world are upon Somalia. The Government of Somalia has expressed its commitment to fighting sexual violence in all its forms; now is the time to turn these pledges into action.
A Somali woman who said she was raped by state security forces, a journalist who interviewed her, her husband, and two others who tried to assist her, have been charged with multiple crimes, including insulting a government body.
For Somalia, this is wonderful news, but what does this statement mean for Somaliland, an unrecognized state, located in the northern tip of Somalia, that declared its independence from Somalia in 1991?
Kenya has become the hottest oil and gas venue in East Africa since big discoveries were made in the country's virgin oilfields last April. All eyes are on Kenya in 2013 to see how quickly -- and economically they can develop those discoveries into production.
Somalia's previous government was predatory and non-democratic. An oppressive government is not necessarily better than when no government exists at all. Why should we expect this new government to be any different?
In his remarks to Secretary of State Clinton, Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said the new Somalia will make a "valuable contribution to the region and the world at large." If Somalia is to be a shining example, it should start by ending impunity for war criminals.
This week Leon Panetta said America has "a responsibility to go after al Qaeda wherever they are." He was referring to U.S. efforts to assist the French in Mali. Yet, not that far away, the U.S. turns a blind eye to extreme Islamist policies and actions that threaten America's security.
It would be amazing for the Diaspora to show leadership in breaking down some of these ethnic and religious barriers that are present in contemporary African politics.