Articles by Somali Studies


Arabic Sources on Somalia

In recent years scholars of different nationalities (includ- ing Somalis) have devoted much time and effort to acquiring in- formation about the Somali past using different means and through the available sources on the region. However, the Arabic written sources of information on Somalia have long been neglected and remain so. The purpose of this…


The Pursuit of Peace: The Leadership Dimension

For the past two decades, the quest for peace in South-central Somalia has been painfully unsuccessful despite international and local efforts. Somalia have defied intensive international military, diplomatic and statebuilding interventions. Post-conflict peacebuilding efforts have largely focused on a top-down internationally driven approach with limited local participation in the strategic direction of the process. The…

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