Tag Archives: Somalia

A Somali On The Margins

As I have a reasonable sized group of friends and acquaintances who are affiliated with (the) Ohio State University, and as I have for some reason a particular interest in the problems and repercussions of the collapse of Somalia it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Somalia: The New Barbary?

Somalia: The New Barbary? Piracy And Islam In the Horn Of Africa, by Martin N. Murphy [Note: I received this book for free from Columbia University Press in exchange for an honest review. No corruption or bribery was necessary.] This … Continue reading

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Looking For A Fight

As someone who by temperament and background tends to enjoy debates (perhaps a little too much), I am often amused whenever I am present in a particular environment where debate is looked down on and actively discouraged. While I will … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Found In Translation

Recently I was able to read some very intriguing and quirky news about Somaliland, and as is my fashion, I thought it would be good to pass that news along to my readers. The first of the stories is a … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Pirate Alley

Pirate Alley: Commanding Task Force 151 Off Somalia, by Rear Admiral Terry McKnight US Navy (Retired) and Michael Hirsh This is the fourth book I have received from the Naval Historical Society to review, and I requested this book for … Continue reading

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Somalia’s Piracy Dilemma

Earlier this week I requested a book to review on Somali piracy as part of my naval history book review series, written by the former commander of the Task Force 151 who led a multinational fleet to combat piracy in … Continue reading

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Busloads Of Somalians

One of the funnier stories to me this year in a rather grim and nasty year for politics have been a lot of complaining about “busloads of Somalians” being loaded up to vote in Columbus, Ohio. Now, I have some … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Some Things Never Change, Some Things Do

Today I would like to talk about a way that life in Somaliland has not changed in decades, from the first-person account of a very long-lived Somalilander, as well as some ways that there has been a very recent and … Continue reading

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Why Piracy Matters

Why does the failed state of Somalia (along with the failure of the world to recognize the independence of Somaliland) matter to the world? Why should the world care about the failure of nations like Somalia and Indonesia in integrating … Continue reading

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Countries That Need To Get On The Bandwagon

Update: New views from Sudan and Cyprus, Sudan taken off the list. Guatemala taken off from the list also. Greenland has been taken off the list as well. Both Libya and Burma (Myanmar) have been taken off the list as … Continue reading

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