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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
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?
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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.
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