The Role of External Actors in the Somali Conflict: A Post 2000 Study of Kenya and Ethiopia’s Involvement In the Conflict of Somalia .

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Publication Bachelor thesis
Title The Role of External Actors in the Somali Conflict: A Post 2000 Study of Kenya and Ethiopia’s Involvement In the Conflict of Somalia .
Author(s) Yussuf Muhammed, Hassan
Date 2014
English abstract
This study aims to critically understand the involvement of external actors, most notably Kenya and Ethiopia in the Somali conflict. It also aims to discuss peace prospect for Somalia in consideration with regional interest. Adopting Mary Kaldor’s “New War” theory that explains the changing context and transnational character of wars in the new era, and Michael E. Brown’s concept of causes and Regional Dimensions of Internal Conflict in combination with applied peace and conflict research method, the study finds that the involvement of neighbouring states, particularly Kenya and Ethiopia, in the Somali conflict is necessitated by the “spill-over” effect of the internal conflict coupled with transnational threats posed to their national security by various local and international actors. Furthermore, the study reveals that Somalia’s conflict hosts a variety of politically, religiously and militarily motivated external actors, who also openly vowed to internationalize their activities. As a result, the connections between local actors in Somalia and terrorist groups operating elsewhere, but cooperating with them, have become a source of continuous instability to Somalia, the eastern African region and beyond. This situation makes an international action imperative as the prospect for peace in Somalia is still in place. Thus, in order to to end wars and create a durable peace in Somalia, this study suggests Michael E. Brown’s ‘co-optation’ and ‘neutralization’ strategies along with an extensive international efforts including humanitarian assistance and local institutions building, which may help to restore peace, rule of law and ensure long term stability in Somalia.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle
Pages 60 including bibliography.
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Al-shabaab, Terrorism, Intervention, Conflict, Spill Over, International Community
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/17781 (link to this page)

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