LIGNET: Can International Support Fix the Somalia Problem?

Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 01:54 PM

By LIGNET Wires

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The international community is rallying around Somalia to try to bring an end to famine and violence at the hands of al-Shabaab militants. But despite mounds of military and humanitarian aid the nation is as weak as ever. The real problem with Somalia is that it might not be a fit for the kind of fix the West is attempting.

Click HERE to read the full report from intelligence analysts at LIGNET.com.


Hope for Tibet Dims as China Cracks Down

The two-week celebration of the Tibetan New Year has been marred this year by an intense crackdown on native Tibetans by Chinese security forces. Monasteries in Tibet are now patrolled by Chinese police and armed personnel carriers regularly patrol downtown Lhasa, the capital.

Click HERE to read the full analysis from senior intelligence analysts at LIGNET.com.


Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, head of the transitional government in Somalia, shakes hands with Prime Minister David Cameron as UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon looks on after a press conference in London on Feb. 23. Cameron hosted the one-day conference on Somalia with the United States, the UN and representatives from 40 governments.
Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, head of the transitional government in Somalia, shakes hands with Prime Minister David Cameron as UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon looks on after a press conference in London on Feb. 23. Cameron hosted the one-day conference on Somalia with the United States, the UN and representatives from 40 governments. (WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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