Somalia (tagged articles)
State Building in Somalia in the Image of Somaliland: A Bottom-Up Approach
Kenneth C. Upsall - The creation of western-style government institutions has been unsuccessful in Somalia. This is a direct result of colonial administrations not laying the proper foundation for western government institutions to achieve legitimacy in a culture of clan and kinship based... Keep Reading »
Democracy Up Close in Somaliland: Reflections of an International Election Observer
Dustin R. Turin - In May 1991, Somaliland emerged as a self-declared independent state in the aftermath of the failure and subsequent collapse of Siyad Barre’s Somalia. Although ethnically and linguistically Somalilanders are undifferentiated from their counterparts in southern... Keep Reading »
Somali Piracy: Causes and Consequences
Miles G. Kellerman - Since the early 1990s, rampant piracy off the coast of Somalia has become a major issue for global trade and security, prompting strong responses from the international community. In 2010 alone, the collective cost of ransom money, military protection and cargo insurance... Keep Reading »
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Somali Refugees in Kenya: Security Deficiencies and Public Health Concerns as a Result of Ineffective Policy
Samuel L. Aronson - Somalia is home to roughly 9 million people, the overwhelming majority of whom are ethnic Somalis (UN Statistics Division 2010). The country has been plagued with conflict and disorder beginning just years after it attained independence. Following the overthrow of... Keep Reading »
The Horn of Africa: Critical Analysis of Conflict Management and Strategies for Success in the Horn's Future
Emily K. Elmore - Conflict management in the Horn of Africa has been relatively unsuccessful. Foreign colonialism created boundaries that have yet to be resolved, and newly independent nations engaged in conflicts responsible for human rights atrocities, child conscription, and collapse... Keep Reading »
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