Thursday, January 20, 2022

Revival of Somalia’s Political Integrity Depends on Exiling Farmajo

The 2016-2017 parliamentary and presidential elections, in which Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo defeated incumbent president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud with a wide margin, represented a political...

Contextualizing Turkey’s Actions in Somalia: Insights from Somaliland

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I. Introduction The Republic of Turkey’s involvement in sub-Saharan Africa, in general, and Somalia, in particular, marks one of the most exciting and widely misunderstood...

Africa: Ethiopia is Tearing Itself Apart

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Alexander Rondos warns that the ongoing conflict spells turmoil for the Horn of Africa The longer the 12-month conflict in Ethiopia drags on, the greater...

Cultural Factors Key To Understanding Ethiopia’s Suffering – Analysis

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The recent fast-moving events in Ethiopia are raising many questions about the future of the country. A violent ethnic war is attracting all types...

What Modern Piracy Looks Like

An expert explains why we rarely hear about criminal exploits on the high seas. One November morning, the MV Cheung Son, a cargo ship travelling from...

Can Ethiopia Survive? What Might Happen If Abiy Ahmed Falls

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In October, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered an offensive against the Tigrayan rebel forces that control much of the country’s northern Tigray region and part...

Three Responses to Grief in the Philosophy of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Camus

How we handle grief largely depends on our worldview. Here is how three famous philosophers handled the certainty of grief and despair. Each one of...

How Islamist Militants Elsewhere View the Taliban’s Victory in Afghanistan

While Islamist insurgents around the world are inspired by the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan, the question of whether and how they will...

There Was Once Hamed

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Places lose an intimate part of their fable, and eras lose an integral part of their memory, if they lose anything of the component...

The U.S. Should Recognize Somaliland

SUMMARY The U.S. should recognize Somaliland as an independent country. In practice, the territory is not now, nor is likely to be, a part of...