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Leave Somalia to the Islamists?

In last week’s Newsweek, Andrew Bast argued that outsiders might be well-served by standing aside as the Islamist Al-Shabab group attempts to seize control of more of the country. Bast writes that: “The Islamist group is far from ...

Radicals gain in Somalia

The Washington Post reports on the gains of the Islamist rebels in Somalia — and on unintended (but not unanticipated) consequences: The scenario now unfolding in Somalia is the one a U.S.-backed Ethiopian invasion nearly two years ago had ...