Tag Archives: Somalia

Somaliland Update: Establishing Sovereignty, German Anti-Piracy Solution

Today I would like to talk about two recent developments in the Horn of Africa that I believe are related to each other through a connection of how legitimacy for actions is developed and acquired in the contemporary world scene. … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Don’t Look Back

It looks like Somaliland took advantage of the opportunity of the London conference and made a clear case for independence in front of an international audience of policy makers, making a principled stand rather than allowing itself to be sucked … Continue reading

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How To Create An Asabiya Black Hole

There are some areas of the world that seem immune to good government, that seem to anarchical that there is no hope of bringing any kind of unity to them–Sicily, Haiti, Somalia, and Afghanistan spring to mind. In these realms … Continue reading

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Subtraction By Addition

Having recently talked about the phenomenon of addition by subtraction [1], I would like to talk about its inverse, subtraction by addition. This is the imperial problem in a nutshell, the result of the mistaken belief that bigger is better. … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Rebuilding The Ruins

In today’s Somaliland Update we have a few reports that demonstrate how Somaliland is working to rebuild itself (with a little bit of help and a lot of efforts from its own people) from the serious damage caused more than … Continue reading

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First World Problems

Some of my friends back in the United States have a sort of mildly ironic tag that they put on stories about their problems, like having too many raisins in their raisin bran (this is not a problem for me, … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Little By Little

In today’s Somaliland Update we will look at how Somaliland is working little by little to improve its connections with other nations and develop its natural resources. ¬†First we will look at how Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave an … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Torture Suit Ongoing, Stability, Inn Upgrades Somaliland, Oil Propsects

In today’s Somaliland Update we have news about an ongoing torture trial [1], an editorial that tells the international community to put its money (and recognition) where its mouth is about stability in Somalia, comments on a unique and quirky … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Ideas Worth Spreading, A Long Walk, Silanyo Speaks, Friendly French

Thanks to some timely updates from Somaliland247, one of the blogs that I pay a lot of attention to, I have a few updates to share with my readers today on what is going on in Somaliland. Today’s update is … Continue reading

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Between A Rock And A Hard Place: The Fate Of Ousted Dictators And Divided Nations

The sight of loony and oppressive former Libyan Dictator Gaddafi ought to be a cautionary tale for other dictators in the region. Gaddafi, like Barre in Somalia, sought to hold together his oppressive rule, which had been supported (or at … Continue reading

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