The Michael S. Ansari Africa Center hosted Matt Bryden, director of Sahan Research and former coordinator of the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea for a briefing on the current situation in Somalia.

Mr. Bryden offered his assessment of the recently established Somali Federal Government, as well as the country’s prospects for long-term stability to a roundtable that consisted of representatives from the US government, civil society, and academia. Rudolph Atallah, senior fellow of the Africa Center, moderated the subsequent off-the-record discussion.