Regions / Somalia
Besides being unsustainable from a logistical standpoint, the heightened military response to the pirate attacks probably won't work because it doesn't address the root causes of this menace to maritime security.
Two different takes on the Somali pirates and next steps to bring peace and stability to the Horn of Africa.
The Obama administration should take the issue of piracy seriously and engage Somalia now.
The piracy issue is overblown, and the Obama administration needs to bring all sides to the table to reach a political compromise.
Somalis can sort out their problems if the outside world just gives them a chance.
Violence continues to engulf Somalia. Here's what can be done to promote reconciliation.
The Bush administration has chosen yet again force over diplomacy.
The Islamic Courts Union is on the run. But political Islam remains a force to be reckoned with in Somalia.
Is Somalia rapidly turning into this years Afghanistan, with the Islamic Courts in the role of the Taliban and Ethiopia as the unilateral invader?
Somalia and the U.S. are apparently doomed by fate to collide at critical moments in global politics.