Horn of Africa

  • Pham on US Policy Toward Somalia

    Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham appears on CCTV's Talk Africa to discuss US policy toward Somalia:

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  • Pham on US Involvement in Somalia

    Al Arabiya quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on US foreign policy in Somalia:

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  • Pham on Rise of Al Shabaab in Africa

    Global Post interviews Director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council J. Peter Pham on the regional impact of terrorist group Al Shabaab in Africa:

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  • Atallah on al-Shabab's Message to Young Americans

    Africa Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Rudolph Atallah is quoted by ABC News on the new video made by Somalia's al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabab which urges Americans to join the terrorist organization:

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  • Muddying the African Waters: Assessing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Visit to Africa

    Secretary of State John Kerry ended an impromptu six-day tour of Africa yesterday, May 5. The trip was undertaken with little fanfare—the State Department announced the visit just a few days before his departure—and the Secretary’s activities received little attention from the press. (None of the five major American television networks even opted to send a camera crew along on the trip.)

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  • Bruton on Kerry's Ethiopia Visit

    Africa Center Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton writes for Politico on Secretary Kerry's trip to Africa and why visiting Ethiopia in particular sends a negative message: 

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  • IntelBrief: The Eastleigh Crackdown & the Troubled Kenya-Somalia Relationship

    Bottom Line Up Front

    • The Somali and Kenyan governments are at war with the Somalia-based terror group al-Shabab, but disagreements over the Kenyan Defense Forces’ actions in Somalia’s Kismayo region have strained the bilateral relationship.
    • In April, Kenya launched a nation-wide security crackdown that targeted its domestic Somali population. Some four thousand were detained, including a Somali diplomat, further heightening tensions between the two countries
    • Relations between Nairobi and Mogadishu are deteriorating, but the Federal Government of Somalia has little room to maneuver given its dependence on the African Union peacekeeping Mission in Somalia—of which Kenya is a significant component—for its survival.

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  • Pham on Islamism in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Morocco

    Atlantic Council Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham is the author of the reports on Islamism in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Morocco in the American Foreign Policy Council’s World Almanac of Islamism 2014, just published by Rowman & Littlefield.
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  • Pham Argues for Somalia Pivot at SAIS

    Atlantic Council Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham was a featured speaker at a panel discussion at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The event, which focused on “Crisis in the Horn: How Can the US Support a More Stable and Secure Somalia?,” was moderated by Peter Lewis, associate professor and director of the African Studies Program at SAIS. The other speaker was Harun Maruf, senior editor and broadcaster at the Voice of America’s Somali Service.

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  • Somaliland Democratization Strategy

    Atlantic Council’s Africa Center and the International Republican Institute (IRI) hosted the Washington launch today of the new Somaliland International Democratization Strategy commissioned by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development. Prepared by IRI after extensive consultation and field research, the detailed strategy document will help the international donor community coordinate and plan future democracy-support programs for Somaliland.
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