Disengaging From Somalia – Council on Foreign Relations

https://i2.wp.com/www.somalilandtimes.net/sl/2009/395/Bruton-US-POLICY.Jpg.pngA bloody war between Somalia’s al-Shabaab militias and the ineffectual, U.S.-supported Transitional Federal Government that is backed by African Union troops could escalate amid reports of an imminent TFG offensive. In a new Council Special Report on Somalia, democracy and governance expert Bronwyn Bruton argues that the best way for the United States to fight terrorism and promote stability in Somalia is a policy of “constructive disengagement.” Not only is an approach that focuses on humanitarian aid and development less costly than the current support of the TFG, she says, a “Somalia left to itself is in many respects less threatening than a Somalia that is being buffeted by the winds of international ambitions to control the country.”

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