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NY Times Op-ed: Somalia and the Limits of U.S. Bombing

Blog, Op-eds, Somalia
There are multiple signs suggesting that the United States will accelerate its military efforts in Somalia against al-Shabaab extremists. In a new piece in the New York Times, Jon Temin, our Director of Policy and Research, explains the risks associated with this approach, and why it may backfire ...

Beyond Aid: Ending Somalia’s Cycle of Famine Requires Proactive Solutions

Blog, Somalia
Beyond Aid: Ending Somalia's Cycle of Famine Requires Proactive Solutions
Today, we can see the same tell-tale signs of the 2011 famine which resulted in over a quarter million deaths. Witnessing this tragic history repeat itself before our eyes leads to the question: why is Somalia seemingly more susceptible to famine than its regional neighbors? ...