Will Somalia Share Yemen’s Fate?

by Imad K. Harb The decision by the United Arab Emirates to withdraw its troops from Yemen was a tactical maneuver in a regional landscape witnessing several strategic challenges by other equally interested parties. In addition to Yemen, other countries… Continue Reading  

Protecting Somali Minorities Is Good Military Strategy

by Daniel Van Lehman and Lindsay J. Benstead President Trump—citing national security concerns—signed an executive order in April granting a one-year extension to the mandate of U.S. Special Operations Forces in Somalia. This has led many to question military involvement,… Continue Reading  

American War Is Off the Charts

by Tom Engelhardt Here’s a statement it might be hard to disagree with: American war is off the charts. Still, I’d like to explain — but I’m nervous about doing so. I know perfectly well that the next word I… Continue Reading  

The Real Reason Al-Shabaab Banned Plastic Bags

by Austin Bodetti Terrorism is no laughing matter. But the notorious Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab managed to become the subject of derision in the news media when it declared last year that it was banning plastic bags. Al-Shabaab, al-Qaeda’s affiliate… Continue Reading  

Governments Are Starving Yemenis Through Anti-Terror Legislation

by Christina Bennett The news coming out of Yemen these days paints a bleak picture – more than 10,000 conflict related deaths, an ongoing cholera epidemic and now the risk of famine for 14 million people. Even more shocking is the fact this… Continue Reading