Music has become the battleground for the allegiance and future of young people, and hip-hop and rap tools for spreading a range of ideologies.
What we say, do, and eat has global implications, and on these three major security frontiers we must do better: religious, food and climate security. Each of us has a role to play, and each of us is capable of making a difference.
Americans see the drone war as essentially cost-free. But the terrorist threat is coming from Muslim countries with growing anti-U.S. sentiment, as recent protests in Pakistan and Yemen demonstrate. It's time for the U.S. to rethink what it's doing in that part of the world.
Somali-born hip-hop artist K'naan fled with his family from Mogadishu when he was 13 years old. The country at the time was experiencing a civil war that has left the country in a state in instability. His music has a series of influences that range from Nina Simone to Bob Marley to Bob Dylan.
Here in New Hampshire, a lot of the "free staters" say they don't need government and equate taxation with theft. A society like that exists already: Somalia.
This week, a group of Somalians subjected to torture and other human rights abuses by the Somalian regime received a measure of justice before a U.S. federal district court. This year, will the U.S. Supreme Court allow such cases to continue?
I've just returned from a 7,000 kilometer drive-and-work tour of East Africa and was inspired by the progress at all 15 of our Kenya School Fund projects. In the arid lands of Samburu, Daaba Primary is a dream come true.
Samsam and Mohamed's is an Olympic story most people won't get to hear. They may not even get the chance to compete in London. But, for me, their story is the most inspiring at this summer's Olympics.
We need the voices of Muslim-Americans to help us reform U.S. foreign policy in the Muslim world. If Muslim-American voices are silenced, reforming U.S. policy is going to be much harder.
July 20 is the one-year anniversary of the declaration of famine in Somalia -- a moment that, for many, marked the start of the 2011 food crisis in the Horn of Africa. What's the situation 12 months on?
A new book argues that the livestock trade in the Horn of Africa, across Ethiopia, Somaliland, Somalia, Sudan and Kenya, much of it unrecorded, informal and often illegal, amounts to around $1 billion each year.
Refugees told JRS the militants force rural Somalis to make a harsh choice: give up a son to join the fighters, or pay the militants off with camels or cash.
The seduction of drones' short-term impacts loses its appeal alongside the significant long-term strategic and moral costs of this tactic.
Attacks are unlikely on Somali ships and for a fee tourists can hitch a ride from Yemen with some cargo. In my case, there were a lot of cookies involved.
It is the product of a powerful military industrial complex in the United States which sees the use of force as the first step to resolving disputes rather than a last resort, notwithstanding the strictures of the UN Charter.
America's "war on terror" now has brought us deep into tropical Africa. Washington is engaged in an expansive project to hunt down local "terrorists," could-be "terrorists" and mayhem makers in general. Nearly all are no more than loose bands incapable of threatening the United States.