Somalia: State Collapse, Terrorism and Piracy

1st Edition

Brian J. Hesse

Routledge
Published December 7, 2012
Reference - 120 Pages
ISBN 9780415828932 - CAT# Y148502

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Summary

The situation in Somalia today embodies some of the most pressing issues in international relations. How should the international community deal with the collapsed state that is Somalia? From the presence of al-Qaeda operatives to pirates, to what extent is Somalia a threat to global peace and commerce? Which aspects of Somalia's economic, social and political landscape can be considered successful, and how do these ‘success stories’ reflect some of the more problematic issues the country faces?

This book sheds light on all of these topics and more. The book is written to appeal to a wide audience, from specialists in international security, development and/or humanitarian issues, to students and casual readers. Its six contributing authors, with their focus on current events mixed with historical perspective, ensure readers get varying views of what is happening today in the Horn of Africa.

The book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies.

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