Tuesday, September 21, 2021
By Michelle Gavin As the foreign policy community continues to reflect on United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan and grapple with the failure of decades-long efforts to support political stability in the country, broad areas of consensus have emerged from the...
After two decades of repressive dictatorial regime ousted with bloody popular uprising in 1991, the Somali people has been longing for a visionary and competent leader – a “founding father”- passionately committed to establish a democratic state governed by...
The political crisis in Mogadishu sparked by the kidnapping and murder of National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) cyber-expert Ikran Tahlil Farah continues. To recap the last few days: After Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble fired NISA head Fahad Yasin, whom many...
A community teacher provides instruction to students in Somalia’s Gedo, Bay and Bakool regions (© Sebastian Rich/UNICEF) By Stephen Schwartz In January 2021, I published a paper on U.S. policy towards Somalia in which I expressed concern that the rapid withdrawal of U.S....
By Liban Obsiye “Between the devil and the deep blue sea” by Colin Freeman is a book about luck, tragedy, and the enduring spirit of mankind to dig deep into their moral fibre for the good of others in times...
What is it like to live in a country that is not recognised by the rest of the world? What do you lose or gain? By Faustine Ngilaell Well, maybe you need to travel to Somaliland to have an experiential point...
By Ismail D. Osman As both federal and resistance forces continue to escalate a brutal and devastating civil war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, this week the United States imposed sanctions on Filipos Woldeyohannes, the chief of staff of the Eritrea Defense...
By Abdi Ali The events in Afghanistan show that no one can defy gravity, demonstrating that lofty ideals and sophisticated military intervention, however well-intentioned, cannot endure past local reality when it hits. This was shown to be particularly true if...
Defamation is a “false statement presented as a fact that causes injury or damage to the character of the person it is about.’ “Lately, the so-called Somaliland Committee for the Promotion of Virtues and the Prevention of Vice (SCPVPV)...
The Somaliland democracy was thirty years in the making after enduring thirty years of despair that preceded and ultimately ended up in the destruction and death of hundreds of thousands of innocent men and women through ethnic cleansing. Nonetheless, Somaliland...