According to Pham, the book is “an ambitious attempt to present an alternative perspective on the question of drug use and trafficking across the continent” and while “the authors are not entirely successful in making their case…their argument nonetheless is one that deserves to be engaged.”
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Founded in 1968 by the distinguished historian of East Africa, Norman Bennett, the International Journal of African Historical Studies is published three times a year by the African Studies Center at Boston University.
Pham’s presentation came, coincidentally, one day after US military forces launched an airstrike in southern Somalia targeting a “senior leader” of the Somali militant group al-Shabaab who was alleged to have ties to al-Qaeda.
Established in 1901, the US Army War College prepares selected military, civilian, and international leaders for the responsibilities of strategic leadership in a joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational environment. The Strategic Studies Institute at the College recently published Pham’s monograph, State Collapse, Insurgency, and Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Somalia.
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