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Yemen and Somalia: Terrorism, Shadow Networks and the Limitations Of State Building

Chatham House, London

Middle East and North Africa Programme, Africa Programme, African Peace and Security

Event documents

Download briefing paper here
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Download event transcript here
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Participants

Sally Healy, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Ginny Hill, Convenor, Yemen Forum and Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Jeremy Bowen, BBC, Special Correspondent

Overview

Recent months have witnessed an upsurge in international interest in the links between Yemen and Somalia, with fears raised over increased al-Qaeda cooperation and the flourishing regional trade in arms, human trafficking, and fuel smuggling. This event marks the publication of the Chatham House briefing paper Yemen and Somalia: Terrorism, Shadow Networks and the Limitations of State Building. The authors, Sally Healy and Ginny Hill, will discuss the challenges faced by the two countries, as well as analyzing the current patterns of Western engagement.