Alexander Dick-Godfrey

Assistant Director, Studies Administration and Junior Staff Professional Development

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Selected Publications:

Reactions to the U.S. Strike in Somalia”, Africa in Transition,, September 9, 2014

United Nations: Harsh Realities and Hard Lessons”, Africa in Transition,, April 25, 2014

Compatibility Issues in Somalia: Governance and Economics”, Africa in Transition,, February 28, 2014



Somalia: The Next Oil Superpower?

Author: Alexander Dick-Godfrey
National Interest Online

Last month, Soma Oil and Gas, a London based energy company, searching for hydrocarbon deposits off the coast of Somalia, announced that it had completed a seismic survey to ascertain the potential for recoverable oil and gas deposits. Although further details have yet to be released, chief executive Rob Sheppard announced that the results were encouraging. However, Somalia, and potential investors, should proceed with caution when considering entering this frontier market.

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