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Non-Book Review: The Throne Of Adulis

The Throne Of Adulis: Red Sea Wars On The Eve Of Islam, by G.W. Bowersock This particular book (which is a really short book of about 140 pages, including an appendix on the diplomatic history of the Byzantine and Axumite … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: The Aden Effect

The Aden Effect: A Connor Stark Novel, by Claude Berube You might think that the Naval Institute Press only published non-fiction of the kind that I frequently review (this is the fifth book I have received from the Naval Historical … 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: Anti-Piracy Efforts, Tax Codes, Important Meetings, War Crimes, SSC Surveillance

Today is a relatively busy Somaliland update entry, as it has been a busy week for Somaliland, with international interest in its coast guard efforts against piracy, changes to the Somaliland tax code, anticipation of an important meeting with the … Continue reading

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Bahraini, Jordanian and Yemeni Protesters Sing Familiar Tune

Stop me if you’ve heard this before:  a corrupt Arab nation run by a tight-knit clique that is a key U.S. ally in the Middle East faces a popular uprising by protesters unhappy about political and economic conditions.  I happen … Continue reading

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Things Fall Apart: A Grim Musing On Egypt

Updated 02/11/2011:  Mubarak Resigns Right now, before our eyes, we are watching a dictatorship fall apart.  For the second time in in a few weeks, a dictator past his prime looks to be approaching his “sell by” date.  The dictatorship … Continue reading

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A Lesson That Needs To Be Learned: Building Legitimacy From The Ground Up

What does opt-out day and intrusive pat downs at the airport have to do with a habit of failed states in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa and one of the most notorious failings of modern American diplomacy?  … Continue reading

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