Feb 22, 2024

What the Ethiopia-Somaliland deal means for Washington’s strategy in the Red Sea

By Maxwell Webb

Developments around the deal could bring simmering conflicts to a boil—or they could potentially advance peace and prosperity in the region.

Eritrea Ethiopia

New Atlanticist

Jun 3, 2022

Why Biden’s limited Somalia deployment is the right move

By Thomas S. Warrick and Christopher P. Costa

Given the persistent terror threat from al-Shabaab, Washington's decision to send US troops into Somalia deserves credit and support.

Africa East Africa

In the News

Aug 22, 2021

Kamal Alam with BBC Somali: Reconciliation of war: “How will the Taliban deal with resistance in the Panjshir Valley?”

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Event Recap

Jun 29, 2021

Prof. Séverine Autesserre says that it’s time for the peacekeeping community to ‘walk the walk’ when it comes to localized peacebuilding

By Africa Center

On Tuesday, June 29, the Africa Center convened a private event with award-winning author Professor Séverine Autesserre for a discussion on localized peacebuilding and her new book, The Frontlines of Peace.

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

Event Recap

Jan 15, 2021

Atlantic Council hosts foreign minister of Somalia for a high-level roundtable

By Africa Center

On Friday, January 15, the Africa Center and the Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative co-hosted a private roundtable featuring H.E. Mohamed Abdirizak, the minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation of the Federal Republic of Somalia. In his remarks, Mr. Abdirizak addressed issues of security, governance, elections, and regional relationships from Somalia’s perspective.

Africa Civil Society

In the News

Nov 27, 2020

Hudson joins Asharq to discuss the withdrawal of US forces from Somalia

By Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict

In the News

Nov 18, 2020

Warrick in Houston Chronicle on the dangers of Trump’s planned troop withdrawals

By Atlantic Council

On November 18, Forward Defense and Hariri Center non-resident senior fellow Thomas Warrick wrote an op-ed for the Houston Chronicle titled “Trump gambles with national security by removing troops.”

Afghanistan Defense Policy

In the News

Aug 4, 2019

Bruton quoted in the Daily Nation on US policy toward al-Shabaab

By Atlantic Council

East Africa Extremism

In the News

Jul 15, 2019

Bruton joins Public Radio International to discuss whether the United States should negotiate with al-Shabaab

By Atlantic Council

Extremism Somalia

In the News

Mar 20, 2019

Bruton quoted in Slate on US strikes in Somalia

By Bronwyn Bruton

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