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February 1, 2018

Somalia
Somaliland: The Horn of Africa’s Breakaway State

The would-be independent state strikes a contrast with Somalia as a place of relative peace and democratic stability, but international recognition has remained out of reach.

A girl participates in a street parade in Hargeisa to celebrate Somaliland's self-declared independence.

January 9, 2018

Somalia
Al-Shabab

Al-Shabab remains capable of carrying out massive attacks in Somalia and surrounding countries despite a decade-long African Union offensive against the Islamist group. 

Al-Shabab in Somalia

January 9, 2018

Somaliland
Somaliland Peacefully Elects and Swears In Another President

Recognition is on top of the agenda for the de facto independent state of Somaliland's new president, Muse Bihi Abdi. He is the third peacefully elected president since 2003.

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January 11, 2015

Human Rights
France: Solidarity with Journalists, but not Jews

The massive march today in France is a wonderful sight in many ways, and represents France’s rejection of efforts to crush freedom of expression and especially to ban criticism of Islam. But in addi…

January 5, 2011

Europe and Eurasia
Sovereign Credibility and Bank Runs

In the midst of the financial crisis of 2008, governments helped to prevent bank runs by guaranteeing bank debts. Yet as sovereign solvency itself becomes an issue, such guarantees quickly lose th…

Sovereign Credibility and Bank Runs

February 18, 2016

Global
Angus Deaton on Foreign Aid and Inequality

Angus Deaton discusses foreign aid, global and national inequality, and globalization.

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March 23, 2012

Somalia
Combating Maritime Piracy

A surge in pirate attacks off the Somali coast in recent years has prompted the deployment of an international coalition of navies. But experts say that military force alone cannot address the underl…

May 6, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Oil Market Volatility

Though shifts in demand and reduced production by some major producers have influenced oil prices, investor behavior is also increasing market volatility.

December 5, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Somali Prime Minister Merry-Go-Round

This is a guest post by Alex Dick-Godfrey, Assistant Director, Studies administration for the Council on Foreign Relations Studies Program. Recently, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud organized for th…

Somalia PM

June 1, 2010

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Terrorism Havens: Somalia

This publication is now archived. A Condensed HistorySomalia was created in 1960 by the merger of British Somaliland Protectorate and the colony of Italian Somaliland. The United Republic of Somalia …