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Interview – Tom Watts

Interview – Tom Watts

Tom Watts discusses his research on security cooperation as an instrument of remote warfare, Obama’s counterterrorism policies and life as an early-career scholar.

Review – Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Africa

Review – Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Africa

A valuable title that dissects and analyzes the complex phenomenon that is African terrorism and explains how certain state responses have been counter-productive.

Neither Desperate Nor Stronger: The Adaptation of Al Shabaab

Neither Desperate Nor Stronger: The Adaptation of Al Shabaab

Despite international pressure, Al Shabaab has done a good job of avoiding defeat and adapting to new challenges throughout East Africa.

Al-Shabaab in the Aftermath of the Attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Mall

Al-Shabaab in the Aftermath of the Attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Mall

Al-Shabaab’s attack on Westgate Mall attracted global attention. However, it is unlikely to be of military or strategic benefit to the organization and it is not the way to win Somali support.

Somalia: Security, AMISOM, Governance, Al-Shabaab and the Future

Somalia: Security, AMISOM, Governance, Al-Shabaab and the Future

This is not the time for the international community to try to control Somalia. Rather, it is time for the Somali government to step up and do what good governments are expected to do.

Getting Somalia Wrong

Getting Somalia Wrong

By presenting Somalia as the world’s worst country, elements of the media are not only doing Somalia a disservice, they are blinding the world to the opportunities the country has to offer.

International Efforts to Counter Al-Shabaab

International Efforts to Counter Al-Shabaab

While foreign forces in Somalia that oppose al-Shabaab can help degrade its capacity, they cannot defeat al-Shabaab any more than al-Shabaab and its foreign jihadis can defeat the forces aligned against them.

The Challenge of Al-Shabaab

The Challenge of Al-Shabaab

Al-Shabaab is now seen by many as a clear and present danger. It is a growing, not a declining, threat across the globe.

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