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Somalia Redux?

Assessing the New Somali Federal Government

Matt Bryden

The Somali Federal Government (SFG), established in August 2012, has been widely welcomed as Somalia’s first “post-transition” government, receiving breathlessly upbeat media coverage and plaudits from the international community. Matt Bryden argues in this report that these buoyant judgments are based on highly selective appraisals of the situation. The SFG remains frail and embattled. Furthermore, there are major question marks over its inclusiveness and its relationships with other Somali authorities and factions. Less than a year into the SFG’s mandate, hope and optimism are steadily giving way to polarization, acrimony, and fears of renewed violence. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / Center for Strategic & International Studies
Pages: 32Size: 8 3/4 x 11
978-1-4422-2525-1 • Paperback • September 2013 • $35.00 • (£23.95)
978-1-4422-2526-8 • eBook • September 2013 • $33.00 • (£22.95)
Series: CSIS Reports
Matt Bryden is director of Sahan Research, a think tank located in Nairobi, Kenya. Previously, he served as coordinator of the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea (2008–2012), as director for the Horn of Africa at the International Crisis Group (2004–2006), and as coordinator of the Somali Programme at Interpeace (1996–2002).