The United States is getting more involved in Somalia, the nation in the Horn of Africa that has been wrestling with violent conflict and political instability for nearly three decades.

Jul 18, 2017
Michael F. Harsch, Maximilian M. Meduna, Teresa Krug
Horn of Africa

The people of South Sudan is suffering under a terrible man-made catastrophe where millions have fled from their homes and many face starvation. Ending the three-year-old civil war is the first step to solve the crisis, but negotiations, led by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), have faltered. 

Turkey In Somalia: Shifting Paradigms of Aid, Jason Stearns, Gizem Sucoulgu

©South African Institute of International Affairs

As the global development landscape continues to evolve, new and emerging actors – countries transitioning from being aid recipients to aid providers – are becoming increasingly visible on the global scene. Although the approaches, interests and resources of emerging donors are far from uniform, their increasing presence in global development – particularly in fragile and conflict-affected settings – could create new ways of thinking about foreign aid and contribute to more horizontal, equitable and efficient practices.

Nov 23, 2016
Gizem Sucuoglu , Jason Stearns
Horn of Africa, Middle East

For almost a decade, the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations (ARGPO) was the flagship publication of the Center on International Cooperation (CIC). During that time, CIC also released three editions of the Review of Political Missions.

Earlier this month, Kenya suspended the licenses of 13 Somali money transfer agencies operating in Nairobi in a bid to limit funding to al-Shabab militants. In an email interview, Sarah Hearn, CIC associate director and senior fellow, discussed the role of remittances in Somalia’s economy.

Read the full World Politcs Review inteview Suspending Money Transfers to Somalia Hurts the Poor, Not Terrorists

Apr 21, 2015
Sarah Hearn

In July, Addis Ababa will host a crucial summit on financing for development. If September’s summit on sustainable development goals (SDGs) in New York is when governments will decide what they want to achieve on poverty and sustainability by 2030, Addis is where they must set out how they will do so.

Read the full Guardian article Who's going to cough up the cash to meet global poverty targets?

Feb 17, 2015
Alex Evans
Horn of Africa

On October 23rd, the NYU Center on International Cooperation hosted a launch of A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan’s Bitter and Incomplete Divorce with author James Copnall. A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts is the first book focusing entirely on Sudan and South Sudan after the 2011 separation.

Oct 23, 2014
Horn of Africa

UN secretary general prepares to welcome more than 140 heads of state to organisation's general assembly this week.

Read the full Guardian article Ban Ki-moon: 'World living in an era of unprecedented level of crises'

Sep 22, 2014
Richard Gowan
Somalia’s New Deal Compact,  Flexibility, Accountability, Thomas Zimmerman

Over the course of the next month, CIC is looking at the Somali New Deal Compact and discussing how its development and implementation have impacted its effectiveness as a peacebuilding framework. This post is third in a series.

Sep 09, 2014
Thomas Zimmerman
Horn of Africa
Somalia’s New Deal Compact, Thomas Zimmerman

Over the course of the next month, CIC is looking at the Somali New Deal Compact and discussing how its development and implementation have impacted its effectiveness as a peacebuilding framework. This post is second in a series. The first was on the Somali New Deal Compact’s implementation to date.

Aug 21, 2014
Thomas Zimmerman
Horn of Africa

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