All Posts Tagged With: "Somalia"

Q&A: United States recalibrates policy toward Somalia

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Q&A: United States recalibrates policy toward Somalia

Recent pirate attacks on U.S.-flagged ships have thrust the issue of Somali piracy into the spotlight and prompted U.S. President Barack Obama to vow to "halt the rise of piracy." David Shinn, a former ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, discusses how the U.S. can approach Somalia given its poor reputation in the African country.

Posted: April 22, 2009 09:43   Comments: 7
Somali pirates target another U.S. ship with grenades

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Somali pirates target another U.S. ship with grenades

Another American ship came under attack by Somali pirates on Tuesday, though the crew managed to hold them off. Bronwyn Bruton of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses Somalia's onshore instability, American options for dealing with piracy and how pirates are regarded inside Somalia.

Posted: April 15, 2009 14:33   Comments: 8
Piracy threat lurks after rescue of American ship captain

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Piracy threat lurks after rescue of American ship captain

After the rescue of an American ship captain, Barry Parker, a writer and a maritime consultant, discusses the continuing piracy problem and what can be done about it.

Posted: April 13, 2009 14:04   Comments: 3
Week in review: Piracy, terror threats and nuclear ambitions

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Week in review: Piracy, terror threats and nuclear ambitions

Carol Giacomo of The New York Times and Walter Russell Mead of the Council on Foreign Relations discuss the week's top stories: The continuing threat of piracy from Somalia's failed state, the terror threat in Britain and Europe and the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea.

Posted: April 10, 2009 11:54   Comments: 0
U.S. captain still held hostage by Somali pirates

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U.S. captain still held hostage by Somali pirates

As hostage negotiators work to free U.S. Captain Richard Phillips from a group of Somali pirates, Barry Parker, a writer and a maritime consultant, discusses the pirates' operation and how best to deter the growing problem of piracy.

Posted: April 9, 2009 13:53   Comments: 3
After Somali pirates seize U.S. ship, crew regains control

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After Somali pirates seize U.S. ship, crew regains control

Pirates in the waters off the coast of Somalia seized an American-flagged ship and took American hostages, before the crew successfully regained control -- though the ship's captain reportedly was still being held hostage late Wednesday. Barry Parker, a writer and maritime consultant, discusses piracy, an enormous and expensive international threat.

Posted: April 8, 2009 15:10   Comments: 3
Obama: Al-Qaeda, bin Laden will not operate with impunity

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Obama: Al-Qaeda, bin Laden will not operate with impunity

Eric Rosand of the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation discusses how President Barack Obama's approach to counterterrorism will differ from that of the previous administration and the major terror threats that the U.S. faces.

Posted: February 10, 2009 10:17   Comments: 2
Obama inherits a stronger U.S.-Africa legacy from Bush

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Obama inherits a stronger U.S.-Africa legacy from Bush

Todd Moss of the Center for Global Development discusses whether President Barack Obama will make major changes to U.S. policy toward Africa and what approach the new president should take.

Posted: February 5, 2009 20:14   Comments: 1
Top priorities for President Obama’s Africa team

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Top priorities for President Obama’s Africa team

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that past U.S. policy towards African countries has included omission, commission or militarization, and gives advice to President Barack Obama's new Africa team.

Posted: February 5, 2009 09:45   Comments: 1
Moderate Islamist leader elected president of Somalia

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Moderate Islamist leader elected president of Somalia

A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses Somalia's new leader, a moderate Islamist who was driven out of power by Ethiopian forces only a few years ago.

Posted: February 3, 2009 07:30   Comments: 1
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