Research & Reports

Radicalisation is undermining Somalia’s peace, stability and development prospects. Religious extremism in the country has also become a security concern for the region and the world. Young, uneducated Somal...
Since late 2017, media freedom in Somalia has been suppressed by the Federal Government of Somalia’s security forces and officials, authorities in regional states and by the armed group Al-Shabaab. This repo...
This report presents information related to two counterterrorism operations in the U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) area of responsibility: the East Africa Counterterrorism Operation and the North and West Afri...
The year 2019 saw the effect of allied response to Al-Shabab’s focus on assassinations in 2018, when it had ratcheted up assassinations and reduced direct military raids. The allied response led to a signifi...
One of the thematic areas selected as a result of the inception phase analysis of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Expanding Access to Justice Program in Somalia (EAJ) was ...
In conflict-affected societies, government institutions are often weak, under-resourced and susceptible to corruption. In these contexts, communities rely on customary authorities to access justice and securit...
As competition for finite fisheries resources increases, the risks of violent conflict over fisheries also rise. Where and when can we expect fisheries conflict to occur? Which actors are most likely to partic...
The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, according to experts and business people. This year’s analysis shows corruption is ...
Despite continued AMISOM operations and an increase in US airstrikes throughout 2019, Al Shabaab remains a major threat to Somali society and President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s government in 2020. As the ...
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