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The Root Causes of the United Nations’ Failure in Somalia: The Role of Neighboring Countries in the Somali Crisis by Othman O. Mahmood
[AUTHOR: OTHMAN O. MAHMOOD | COVER: PAPERBACK COVER | 148 PAGES | 1st PUBLICATION 2011 | PUBLISHED: iUniverse | USA | SIZE: 5.5 x 8.5 | ISBN: 9781462053933 |]
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THE ROOT CAUSES OF THE UNITED NATIONS' FAILURE IN SOMALIA

The Role of Neighboring Countries in the Somali Crisis

AUTHOR

OTHMAN O. MAHMOOD |

COVER

PAPERBACK COVER | 148 PAGES | 1st PUBLICATION 2011 |

PUBLISHED

iUniverse | USA |

SIZE

5.5 x 8.5

ISBN

9781462053933 |

HISTORY | POLITICAL HISTORY | POST CIVIL WAR | SOMALIA | UN MISSIONS |

SSESSING UN FAILURES BETWEEN 1992-1995 | NEIBOURING COUNTRIES MEDDLING

KENYA & ETHIOPIA | PEACE KEEPING | RECONCILIATIONS | COLD-WAR | UNOSOM |

UNITAF | UN-DIPLOMATS | LAND DISPUTES | EXPANSIONIST POLICIES | MAPS |

QUALITY PRINT | CREAM PAPER | ONE COLOUR FONT | APPENDICES |  

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

ABOUT THE BOOK:
When the Somali crisis broke out in the 1990s and the Somali central government collapsed, the United Nations made several attempts to mediate the conflicting parties. The crisis reached its highest climax, leading to the successful US-led Operation Restore Hope. Unfortunately, when the leadership of the operation was transferred to the United Nations, the UN-led intervention failed miserably leading to further unrest and destabilization.

The Root Causes of the United Nations’ Failure in Somalia, examines the events of the Somali crisis and dissects the reasons behind the failure. Author Mahmood focuses on three crucial factors that led to this turn of events often overlooked by many other scholarly studies. One, the UN representatives lacked the knowledge and understanding of the Somali clan system and peacemaking leadership in the Somali society. Two, neighboring countries, especially Ethiopia and Kenya, fueled and manipulated Somali’s internal animosities.

Three, international aid agencies had multiple layers of interests in the region and some of them had veiled interests in the continuation of the Somali crisis. Mahmood definitively shows that the United Nations had numerous golden opportunities to stabilize Somalia and reestablish governmental structures, yet still failed. The Root Causes of the United Nations’ Failure in Somalia provides a much-needed contribution to the scholarship of this critical subject.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Othman O. Mahmood currently lives in Toronto, Canada, with his wife and children. He has a Master's Degree in Political Science (International Relations) from the University of Alberta; a B. A. Degree in Political Science from Concordia University in Montreal; and a B. A. Degree in European Languages (English Literature) from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. Mr. Mahmood is a multi-lingual and has impressive work experience in various governmental and private institutions in Canada, Saudi Arabia and Somalia.

 

 

 

 


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