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Top country doc was a Delta Force officer

Dr. “Rob” Marsh was badly wounded by mortar fragments in Mogadishu in 1993. Now he is a back country doctor in Virginia, and doing a great job.

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U.S. Strike Kills a Top Somali Militant

Tahlil Abdishakur, a key member of al-Shabab, died in an American drone strike just weeks after masterminding a bloody attack in Kenya.

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Franchise Opportunity: Western Union in Somaliland

The self-declared republic's economy is based on remittances from abroad -- which are good business, too. So why is the money-transfer industry under threat?

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Child Labor Is Declining Worldwide, But It’s Thriving in These Six Countries

Eighty five million: That's how many children are involved the worst forms of child labor, including prostitution, the handling of hazardous materials, and heavy labor. ...

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Somali Remittances Still Flowing, for Now

Companies that send money back to East Africa from immigrants living in the United States may soon have to close up shop because they can't ...

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Puntland Is for Pirates

Why are convicted high-seas bandits being sent to the Somali region that profits from their crimes?

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Cowboys and Indians?: American movies about Special Operators killing Somalis

I saw Captain Phillips over the weekend. I thought it was very good, and pretty realistic in its portrayal of how the military operates. As ...

Stephen M. Walt

The Embarrassing Debate Over the ‘War on Terror’

Are you as frustrated as I am by the whole discussion of terrorism in U.S. national security discourse? Given the billions of dollars that have ...

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