Magazine Article

26 June 2009

The Somalia Crossroads: Piracy and an insurgency tempt Washington to get it wrong–again

In October 2008, Human Rights Watch rated Somalia the most ignored tragedy in the world. Almost 1.5 million Somalis are internally displaced, and an additional half million are refugees. Two decades of instability, including a U.S.-backed intervention by Ethiopian troops in December 2006, have failed to put Somalia on the map.