Stabilizing Ethiopia’s Somali Region Is a Step Towards a National Renaissance
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Stabilizing Ethiopia’s Somali Region Is a Step Towards a National Renaissance

Federal forces intervened in this geographically expansive but sparsely populated region last week in order to restore law and order there after the state’s government challenged the central authorities by provocatively deploying their Liyu counter-insurgency forces to the federal city of Dire Dawa. Former Somali Regional President Abdi Mohamoud Omar’s heavy-handed tactics against the previously…

Micronesia’s Chuukese Secessionist Vote Next Year Imperils the US’ Pacific Strategy. The Chinese Challenge
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Micronesia’s Chuukese Secessionist Vote Next Year Imperils the US’ Pacific Strategy. The Chinese Challenge

If Micronesia’s centrally positioned Chuuk State votes for independence next year, then it could set off a chain reaction of events that would seriously undermine the US’ Pacific strategy and work out to the supreme benefit of China. What’s Chuuk? Radio New Zealand recently reported on a little-known event of disproportionate geostrategic significance in the…