Exploring the lesser-known, other face of the Somali conflict.
Drought and food insecurity have created a humanitarian crisis in Somalia, leading to an uptick in piracy in the Gulf of Aden among other destabilizing developments.
A famine is threatening a delicate sense of hope in one of Africa’s most dysfunctional states.
Military responses to the al-Shabaab Garissa attacks in Kenya are doomed to fail.
The Westgate shopping mall attack brought into lurid and tragic detail what African security experts have known all along: Al-Shabab is still a serious security threat to Horn of Africa countries and beyond.
Since early 2012, a violent conflict has been brewing in Mali, one that has forced the international community to consider whether or not this North African country is another Afghanistan in the making.
There are plenty of positive signs on both the military and political front indicating that Somalia is about to turn a corner after two decades of instability and conflict.
The proliferation of Islamic fundamentalist groups across Africa represents the latest iteration of the War on Terror.
The US State Department wants to open channels to non-state actors, but its policy at the practical level is still muddled.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s recent statement that he ‘rejects power’ and will step down in the coming days has become somewhat of a common refrain in recent months.