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AMISOM under Review

Paul D Williams
RUSI Journal, 14 March 2016
United Nations, Horn of Africa, African Union, European Union, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, Terrorism, Africa
Internal and external challenges continue to prevent the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) from achieving its mandated tasks

Since mid-2013 AMISOM has undergone a series of strategic reviews aimed at strengthening the mission, and since early 2014 it has conducted four major operations aimed at taking the fight to Al-Shabaab. Although these operations have enjoyed some successes, AMISOM continued to confront four major challenges that badly hindered its ability to achieve its mandated tasks. Paul D Williams explores these challenges – both internal and external to AMISOM – and argues that AMISOM cannot be expected to
implement a successful exit strategy unless these issues are addressed.

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