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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Letters from Abbottabad: Bin Laden Sidelined?

Categories: Arab,Headlines,Iran,Middle East Conflict,Pakistan,Somalia,Terrorism

http://www.ctc.usma.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/CTC_LtrsFromAbottabad_WEB_v2.pdf

A study of 17 declassified documents  captured during the raid on the Abbottabad hideout of Osama Bin Laden.  A major theme is Bin Laden’s frustration  with regional jihadi groups and his inability to control their actions.  From the Combatting Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy

 

Somalia: Recent Political, Security, and Humanitarian Developments

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Somalia,Terrorism

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN06115.pdf

Covers recent military setbacks suffered by al-Shabaab at the hands of African Union and Kenyan forces, the suffering caused by the current famine, and recent efforts to promote a viable political process.  From the Library of the House of Commons

 

Horn of Africa Region: The Humanitarian Crisis and International Response

Categories: Africa,Food/Nutrition,Somalia,Terrorism,Weather/Disasters

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42046.pdf

This report provides an overview of the current crisis, mainly in Somalia,  and its causes, background on the region, a framework for the international, humanitarian response,  and an analysis of some of the operational challenges.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues

Categories: Haiti,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Laws/Regulations,Somalia,Sudan

http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/179582.pdf

Describes how and when temporary protected status and other forms of immigration relief are provided to noncitizens by the U.S. government.  Currently more than 300,000 foreign nationals from seven countries enjoy such status.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the U.S. Department of State Foreign Press Center

 

Somalia: Recent Political, Security and Humanitarian Developments

Categories: Africa,Food/Nutrition,Somalia,Terrorism

http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/briefing-papers/SN06115

Looks at the military setbacks suffered by al-Shabaab during 2011, the motives behind the Kenyan incursion, and the scale and causes of the famine in southern Somalia.  From the House of Commons Library

 

 

Piracy Off the Horn of Africa

Categories: Africa,Crime/Justice,Somalia

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/R40528_20110427.pdf

Update to previous reports.  More than 200 pirate attacks occurred in the Horn of Africa waters during 2010 with 49 successful hijackings, more than 1100 hostages taken, and an annual cost to the global economy of up to $12 billion.  Discusses U.S. policy responses.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.com

Somalia: Current Conditions and Prospects for a Lasting Peace

Categories: Africa,Somalia,Terrorism

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RL33911_20101008.pdf

Describes recent developments including the suicide bombings by Al-Shabaab in Kampala, Uganda in retaliation against nations that sent peace-keeping forces to Somalia and the shuffling of leadership positions in the Somali transition government.  Also provides information on  Al-Shabaab and Islamic organizations in Somalia. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org

International Engagement with Somalia

Categories: Africa,Democracy/Peace,Somalia,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/PB4%20International%20Engagement%20with%20Somalia_0.pdf

Reports on the remarks at a forum on the question of how to bring stability to Somalia and alleviate the threat that terrorist groups will thrive in the absence of a recognized government. From the U.S. Institute of Peace

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