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Marshalling Candor Spirit before ‘Countering Violent Extremism’

Marshalling Candor Spirit before ‘Countering Violent Extremism’

Violent extremism presents existential dilemma to all irrespective of faith, race, political and economic status. Countering such seemingly ubiquitous threat requires comprehensive strategy that addresses the root causes and effects of the issue at hand.

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Somalia’s New Race Against Time

Somalia’s New Race Against Time

Despite the roller coaster of political and security-related drama that dominated the headlines in this past year, I still remain optimistic about Somalia’s future — cautiously of course.

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Islam’s Struggle for Space

Islam’s Struggle for Space

Contrary to common misconception, Muslims are neither homogeneous nor are their interpretation and implementation of the Qur’an and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad monolithic.

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Frailty and Gladiatorial Combat in Somalia

Frailty and Gladiatorial Combat in Somalia

It is that cyclical season of winner takes all. It is that all too familiar gladiatorial executive combat all over again. Yes, the Villa Somalia has once again turned into a roaring amphitheater.

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A Geopolitical Pawn Named ‘ISIS’

A Geopolitical Pawn Named ‘ISIS’

The mere mention of the name ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) frightens Muslims and no-Muslims senseless, and there are plenty of reasons for that. But, who are they, and where does their campaign of terror lead to?

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Globalization has not reached Somalia, but ‘junglification’ has

Globalization has not reached Somalia, but ‘junglification’ has

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American-Somali relations: What’s in the words?

American-Somali relations: What’s in the words?

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Reaffirmation of Islamic Philanthropy: a reflection

Reaffirmation of Islamic Philanthropy: a reflection

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Al-Shabaab and Party Balloon Effect

Al-Shabaab and Party Balloon Effect

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Somalia’s Sullied Security

Somalia’s Sullied Security

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Turkey’s Test of Wills

Turkey’s Test of Wills

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Where the ‘Ikhwan’ goes, so shall Egypt

Where the ‘Ikhwan’ goes, so shall Egypt

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The Corruption Tango

The Corruption Tango

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Egypt’s Repressive Model and Muzzling Soltan

Egypt’s Repressive Model and Muzzling Soltan

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New Deal and the Curse of ‘Community Self-Governance’

New Deal and the Curse of ‘Community Self-Governance’

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