, Number 8

Roland Marchal

This article demonstrates how concepts and notions such as 'warlordism' and 'terrorism' supposedly framed to enable an understanding of complex crises can have exactly the opposite effect. It exposes their conceptual ambiguity, a factor contributing to their success, and comments on their practical application in the Somali context.

To read this article, you need to be a Chatham House member

Find out more about Chatham House membership