The world's most dangerous place : inside the outlaw state of Somalia

Title
The world's most dangerous place : inside the outlaw state of Somalia

Author
Fergusson, James, 1966-

ISBN
9780306821172

Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.

Physical Description
405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

Contents
Living on the line. An African Stalingrad : the war against al-Shabaab ; At the Bancroft Hotel : America's proxy war ; The field hospital : what bombs and bullets do to people ; Aden's story ; The failure of Somali politics ; What makes al-Shabaab tick? ; The famine -- Nomads' land. In the court of King Farole ; Galkacyo : Pirateville ; Hargeisa nights ; How to start a border war -- The diaspora. The Somali youth time-bomb ; The missing of Minneapolis ; 'Clanism is a disease like AIDS' ; Operation Linda Nchi : the end for al-Shabaab?

Corporate Subject
Qaida (Organization)

Subject Term
Islamic fundamentalism -- Somalia.
 
Terrorism -- Somalia.

Geographic Term
Somalia -- History -- 1991-
 
Somalia -- Social conditions -- 1960-

Summary
This is an authoritative account of the Somali region, its history, and the story of the Islamic extremists operating there today cites the high human cost of the region's clan-based civil war while explaining how current activities are directly threatening world security.


LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)Book967.73053 FER11Nonfiction Collection
Stillwater Public LibraryBook967.73053 FER11Nonfiction Collection