Regions / Somalia
The autonomous section of northeast Somalia wants a better deal: for itself and for the whole country.
In what appears to be another U.S. proxy war.
Obama's decision to continue to provide military assistance to Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yemen, and Chad is a rejection of the progressive principles Obama stood for on the 2008 campaign trail.
It's time to accentuate the positive with Somalia.
The military response to the Somali pirates has only increased their asking price.
It is time for Africans to practice some tough love on Barack Obama.
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.