The Somaliland Campaign and the Origins of British Counterinsurgency Airstrikes
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The Somaliland Campaign and the Origins of British Counterinsurgency Airstrikes

By: James A. Fargher In response to an effective Islamist insurgency which threatened British interests in the Greater Middle East, the Cabinet sent a carrier-based strike force to commence an air campaign to disrupt and degrade the insurrection.[1] A radical Somali cleric, Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, had inspired the uprising, which threatened to spread and to radicalise … Continue reading

Schengen and free circulation at the crossroads: lessons for the East African Community?
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Schengen and free circulation at the crossroads: lessons for the East African Community?

By Moses Onyango and Jean-Marc Trouille: In many parts of the world, geopolitics is confronted with two contending trends. On the one hand, numerous countries are engaged in a process of regional economic integration, epitomised by the more advanced model of the European Union (EU), which requires ‘internal’ borders between participating states to become more … Continue reading

Humanitarian principles in conflict zones: Time for a rethink?
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Humanitarian principles in conflict zones: Time for a rethink?

By Dominic Naish: At the start of April, three humanitarian staff working for the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (ICRC) were killed in unrelated incidents in Mali, Syria and Yemen. An ICRC statement released a month earlier had recently denounced violence against its staff, and noted that the organisation’s emblem was … Continue reading

Learning from the neighbours: How to win Kenya’s war on terror
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Learning from the neighbours: How to win Kenya’s war on terror

By Fredrick Omondi Ochieng’: The past few months have seen innocent Kenyans lose lives through increased terrorist activities. The September 2013 attack on Westgate Mall was the grisliest one of all, in which the official government report indicated that four armed terrorists invaded a busy shopping mall, claiming the lives of over sixty people and … Continue reading