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How to Destroy a War Economy

To end the conflicts plaguing Africa, the United States needs to follow the money being made off of them — and stop it.

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Is There a New U.S. Airstrike Policy in East Africa?

U.S. drone strikes in Somalia show a changing fight.

Report

Money Keeps Moving Toward Somalia, Sometimes In Suitcases

Some financial companies in the U.S. resort to carrying cash on airplanes to keep remittances flowing to needy Somalis.

The Cable

Somalia is Too Dangerous for Kerry to Even Leave the Airport

Secretary of State John Kerry made a historic trip to Somalia, but Mogadishu is so dangerous he was confined to the airport.

Passport

For Military Operations From Somalia to Saudi Arabia, Hope Is a 4-Letter Word

The Saudi military intervention in Yemen shares a name with the failed U.S. mission to Somalia.

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March 2015 Issue Cover