Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Somalia: Electoral Crisis in Extremis

Somalia’s federal government careened into deeper political crisis after its mandate expired on Feb. 8 without an agreement to hold long-delayed presidential and parliamentary elections. Days before his...

Suez Canal Blockage Highlights Importance of the Red Sea – Analysis

The grounding of the cargo ship Ever Given in the Suez Canal last week serves as a good opportunity to focus our minds on...

Framing Somali Opposition Group’s Despair of Unseating Farmaajo

Preparation for 2021 elections has gone through several phases over the last four years. Somalia is at a crossroads; the election slated for February 8...

What Next for Angry Anti-Government Protesters in Somalia?

Somali opposition candidates have accused the government of blocking last week's protests against outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as Farmajo, and his administration. "The...

Ending United States Military Operations in Somalia

The United States has effectively been at war with the Harakat Shabaab al-Mujahidin (known as al-Shabaab) for well over a decade, but the costs and...

Somalia: Proposal for Special 1P1V Political 2020 Elections

The Federal government of Somalia shows no interest in holding a timely, credible federal election in 2020. It hijacked the elections in federal member...

Somalia’s Foreign Policy, Al Shabaab, ISIS: Implications for Somalia, the Horn of Africa, and...

Somalia is often considered a quintessential example of a failed state that suffers from devastating humanitarian crises and the lowest levels of development in...

Somalia: Farmajo Turns Deaf Ear on Security Council Call to End Political Impassé

For the first time in the past three years, the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) and members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) have collectively...

Somalia: Fear of Public Unrest Over Unconstitutional, Impractical Electoral Law

The sudden policy change of the International Community in abandoning the support of democratic system of governance for building the Federal Republic of Somalia...

Battle for Mogadishu: Biggest Failure of US Elite Forces

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on 3 October 1993 was a black date in the military history of the United States. During the RAID to capture the leader of...