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Achieving Local Reconciliation in Somalia

Peace and Development Research Center.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3266 words.

Reducing violence and promoting social reconciliation require sufficient understanding of the causes and contributors of conflicts. This chapter identifies the causes of conflicts and...

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Addressing the Gap

Sagal Aziz Deria, Erin Gillette, Katherine Henshaw and Savannah Simons.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3846 words.

This chapter discusses the results of field research on Somalian youth carried out in Baidoa, Kismayo, and Hargeisa. The study found that young people in Somalia are looking for ways to...

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Al-Qaida and Al-Shabaab

Tricia Bacon and Daisy Muibu.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3469 words.

This chapter focuses on the alliance between Al-Qaida and Al-Shabaab. Although cooperation between the groups is limited and irregular, the relationship has proven durable despite the loss...

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Al-Shabaab as a Transnational Security Threat

Sahan Africa.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3506 words.

This chapter considers the threat posed by Al-Shabaab both in Somalia and to the Horn of Africa. Al-Shabaab is a composite insurgency, which has exploited local grievances by aligning...

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Al-Shabaab Attitudes Towards Negotiations

Anneli Botha and Mahdi Abdile.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3064 words.

Finding a lasting peaceful solution to the conflict in Somalia has eluded both national and international actors since the fall of the Siad Barre regime. This chapter assesses the...

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Al-Shabaab’s Youth Recruitment Project

Mohamed Haji Abdullahi “Ingiriis”.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3123 words.

This chapter examines the extent to which the push and pull factors of youth recruitment in Al-Shabaab have reinforced radicalization in Somalia. Whereas the push factors are facilitated by...

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An Altered View of Mutinies

Maggie Dwyer.

in Soldiers in Revolt

February 2018; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3415 words.

This chapter concludes the book by reviewing the key themes and arguments. It also explores the future of mutinies in Africa.

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Amisom

Najum Mushtaq.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3296 words.

This chapter presents a brief review of the African Union Mission in Somalia's (AMISOM) origins, growth, and performance from a Somali peace-building and conflict transformation...

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Anatomy of Counter-Jihad

Stig Jarle Hansen and Linnéa Gelot.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3570 words.

This chapter considers how Al-Shabaab messaging can be best countered, drawing on field research in Mogadishu and Baidoa, focusing on the area of Bay/Bakool. It shows that lack of security,...

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Judy El-Bushra, Judith Gardner and Adan Abokor.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3440 words.

This chapter discusses the results of a study on the experience of young men in Somalia, who are the predominant perpetrators and victims of violence. Somali men face high expectations:...

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Between Spain and the Maghreb

Riva Kastoryano.

in Burying Jihadis

September 2018; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 4676 words.

Spain is the gateway for entering the European Union from the south, a country of legal and illegal immigration from the African continent, particularly via Morocco and Algeria. The...

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Beyond Principles

Judith Gardner.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3638 words.

This chapter challenges the conventional understanding of the roles of men and women in the Somali conflict. It suggests that women are involved in intra‐ and inter-clan conflict in many...

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Bullets Beat Ballots

Omar Ashour.

in Revisiting the Arab Uprisings

January 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 6006 words.

After classifying the military’s involvement in politics in the Arab region according to four historical models, Omar Ashour focuses on Egypt, an example of what he calls the ‘dominant...

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Burying Jihadis

Riva Kastoryano.

September 2018; p ublished online June 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 288 pages.

What should states do with the bodies of suicide bombers and other jihadists who die while perpetrating terrorist attacks? This original and unsettling book explores the host of ethical and...

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Business-Led Peacebuilding in Somalia

Bahar Ali Kazmi and Faisa Abdi Loyaan.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 2946 words.

This chapter assesses the potential of Somali businesses to engage in the peace and reconciliation process in Somalia. It is widely acknowledged that businesses in Somalia do not always act...

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Can Al-Shabaab Deliver?

Richard Barrett.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3189 words.

This chapter considers the origins of Al-Shabaab and the gap between its rhetoric and practice. Despite its globalist agenda, reinforced by its allegiance to Al-Qaida, Al-Shabaab is at its...

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Challenges and Opportunities

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3692 words.

Somalia and Somaliland had parallel colonial experiences under Italian and British rule, respectively. In 1960, both gained independence and entered into a union. However, in 1969, the...

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Collaborating for Peace

Dominik Balthasar and Anja Osei.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3364 words.

In recent years, Somalia has witnessed an increasing range of activities involved in state-building and peace-building. The success of these efforts requires cooperation among and between...

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Community Perspectives Towards Al-Shabaab

Joanne Crouch and Abdi Ali.

in War and Peace in Somalia

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 3798 words.

This chapter discusses the results of key interviews with Somalis regarding their perceptions about Al-Shabaab. Respondents expressed concerns about Al-Shabaab's indiscriminate and...

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Complexities, Misconceptions, and Context

Anthony Ware and Costas Laoutides.

in Myanmar's 'Rohingya' Conflict

October 2018; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conflict Politics. 9965 words.

This chapter introduces the complexity of Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ conflict, and address a series of misconceptions widely held about it in the international community. It discusses the scale...

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