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Fighting for Peace in Somalia: A History and Analysis of the African Union Mission (AMISOM), 2007-2017

Paul D. Williams


Fighting for Peace in Somalia provides the first comprehensive analysis of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), an operation deployed in 2007 to stabilize the country and defend its fledgling government from one of the world’s deadliest militant organizations, Harakat al-Shabaab. The book’s two parts provide a history of the mission from its genesis in an earlier, failed regional initiative in 2005 up to mid-2017, as well as an analysis of the mission’s six most important challenges, namely, logistics, security sector reform, civilian protection, strategic communications, stabilizati ... More

Keywords: Somalia, African Union, peacekeeping, counterterrorism, al-Shabaab, United Nations, stabilization, European Union, Africa, insurgency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198724544
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198724544.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul D. Williams, author
Associate Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University