Category Archives: Somalia

Come at me, bro

In a March 2010 address before the American Society of International Law, Harold Koh, the U.S. State Department’s top legal rationalizer, explained why Barack Obama believes he is entitled to kill anyone in the world he chooses. “[T]he United States is … Continue reading

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Somalia: ‘libertarian paradise’

I’m not sure in what context this remark was made, but I think it’s worth pointing out that this critique is no different than a conservative or right-wing libertarian responding to a criticism of modern state capitalism by snorting, “oh … Continue reading

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A curious silence: Susan Rice, liberal hawks and Somalia

In her speech last month before the United Nations Security Council, ambassador to the UN Susan Rice spoke eloquently of the need to uphold international law and protect human rights. Yet while she listed a whole series of ongoing humanitarian … Continue reading

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