An interesting and encouraging piece in the Washington Post about Somalia’s new President, Sharif Ahmed. Two things really struck me. First, Sharif Ahmed appears to be taking the business of consultation very seriously, something we here at Enough have long argued is essential to constructing a lasting peace in Somalia. Second, he appears to be rather deliberately thinking about practical steps that signal a willingness to compromise and help take the wind out of the sails of the extremists. Lots of hard work ahead, but this is a good start.