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Somalia: A failed state?
Feb 06, 2017

Somalia: A failed state?

It will not be an exaggeration to say that almost all the countries in Africa face some form of conflict. Yet, most of them have managed to survive, and some—like South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo—have even evolved into reasonably successful states. However, Somalia has not. What are the reasons for Somalia’s failure to survive? Did external interventions play a role? Was Islamophobia a contributing factor, and the inter-clan

Somalian Piracy: An Alternative Perspective
Nov 10, 2010

Somalian Piracy: An Alternative Perspective

The tendency of nation States to attempt solving the problem of modern piracy exclusively through the employment of their naval and military might is a flawed effort and has, more often than not, proved unsuccessful. At best, it has resulted in a temporary suppression of the problem that has inevitably re-manifested itself at a later stage.

Politics of Famine in Somalia
Aug 05, 2011

Politics of Famine in Somalia

Although mired in a state of conflict for the past two decades, the year 2011 has turned out to be particularly bad for Somalia. The United Nations declared famine in regions of Bakool and Lower Shabelle on July 20.

Prolonging the United States’ forever war: Biden’s decision to deploy US troops to Somalia
Jun 03, 2022

Prolonging the United States’ forever war: Biden’s decision to deploy US troops to Somalia

Would the military confrontation in Somalia see an end as the US decides to re-enter the Somalian playground?

Will  Somalia's nightmare end soon?
Nov 17, 2011

Will Somalia's nightmare end soon?

Al-Shabaab's decision to pull out of the capital city of Mogadishu has been viewed widely as a positive development and brings hope to the people of Somalia. Kenya's war against the militant group has also been largely welcomed.

Al-Shabaab emerging as a dangerous Jihadist organisation in Africa?
Feb 02, 2015

Al-Shabaab emerging as a dangerous Jihadist organisation in Africa?

Following the ideology of global Jihadism and maintaining links with Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab is emerging as a lethal organisation in Africa, posing a strategic challenge to the United States besides Somalia and its neighbours.

Crisis in Mali: The larger implications
Jan 24, 2013

Crisis in Mali: The larger implications

The Mali crisis has attained added significance in view of the fact that many other African countries like Nigeria and Somalia are also facing the problem of terrorism. The weakness of the armed forces in most African nations encourages such rebel forces. This re-emphasises the urgent need for an efficient African Rapid Deployment Force.

Four famines in an interconnected world: What can the G20 do?
Jun 28, 2017

Four famines in an interconnected world: What can the G20 do?

Nearly 20 million people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen are facing what has been described as the largest food crisis in the world in 70 years. Conflict is the main reason behind these famines, abetted by drought, climate change, poverty, and the existing vulnerability of the people in these countries. Security issues have led to a dramatic decline in agricultural production and have adversely affected the supply and distribution of

Kenya's war: No end in sight
Jan 24, 2012

Kenya's war: No end in sight

On January 16, 2012, the Kenyan troops completed 90 days of their presence in Somalia where they had gone to fight the al-Shabaab militants. The initial aim of the invasion, which began as a reaction to a spate of kidnappings and raids on Kenyan border by the Islamic militants, was to secure the border between the two countries.

Maritime menace: Resurgence of Somali piracy
Apr 10, 2024

Maritime menace: Resurgence of Somali piracy

The weakened hold of Mogadishu over the federation is fuelling the emergence of Somali piracy

The Arab Spring & India: Promises and Challenges
Jul 20, 2011

The Arab Spring & India: Promises and Challenges

Saeed Naqvi, Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, traveled to Bahrain, Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, Baghdad, Najaf, Amman, Cairo, Jerusalem and Ramallah after the Arab Spring broke out. Earlier, he visited Tunisia, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Western Sahara and Libya. In this paper, he shares his first-hand experiences and discussions with leaders and diplomats, many of whom have requested anonymity. This paper follows

The Case for a ‘Links, Not Dependencies’ Approach to EU Engagement in the Indo-Pacific
Aug 11, 2023

The Case for a ‘Links, Not Dependencies’ Approach to EU Engagement in the Indo-Pacific

Over the past year, the European Union (EU) increased its efforts to develop a more holistic approach to its engagement with the Indo-Pacific. Specifically, the EU has signalled a more concrete intention to integrate defence and security considerations into the policymaking process, with the publication of a regional strategy of engagement in September 2021. This brief aims to tie existing threads of EU diplomatic, developmental, and security pra

आफ्रिकेचे अफगाणिस्तान होणार का?
Sep 02, 2021

आफ्रिकेचे अफगाणिस्तान होणार का?

अफगाणिस्तानवर तालिबान्यांनी वर्चस्व मिळवल्याच्या पार्श्वभूमीवर, आफ्रिकेतील कट्टरवाद्यांचे धारिष्ट्य वाढेल, अशी चिन्हे दिसू लागली आहेत.

सोमालिया की अस्थिरता और पूर्वी अफ़्रीका में अल शबाब की आतंकवादी गतिविधियां
Sep 02, 2020

सोमालिया की अस्थिरता और पूर्वी अफ़्रीका में अल शबाब की आतंकवादी गतिविधियां

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