The world's most dangerous place : inside the outlaw state of Somalia / James Fergusson.Material type: BookPublisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, Edition: First Da Capo Press edition.Description: 405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780306821172; 0306821176.Subject(s): Somalia -- History -- 1991- | Somalia -- Social conditions -- 1960- | Islamic fundamentalism -- Somalia | Terrorism -- Somalia | Shabaab (Organization) | Qaida (Organization) | Qaida (Organization) | Shabaab (Organization) | Islamic fundamentalism | Social conditions | Terrorism | Somalia | Since 1960Genre/Form: History.DDC classification: 967.73053
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-393) and index.
Part 1. Living on the line. An African Stalingrad : the war against al-Shabaab ; At the Bancroft Hotel : America's proxy war ; The field hospital : what bombs and bullets do to people ; Aden's story ; The failure of Somali politics ; What makes al-Shabaab tick? ; The famine -- Part 2. Nomads' land. In the court of King Farole ; Galkacyo : Pirateville ; Hargeisa nights ; How to start a border war -- Part 3. The diaspora. The Somali youth time-bomb ; The missing of Minneapolis ; 'Clanism is a disease like AIDS' ; Operation Linda Nchi : the end for al-Shabaab?
Subtitle from dust jacket.
This is an authoritative account of the Somali region, its history, and the story of the Islamic extremists operating there today cites the high human cost of the region's clan-based civil war while explaining how current activities are directly threatening world security.