The World's Most Dangerous Place: Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia
The first authoritative account of the Somali region, its history, and the Islamic extremists operating there today.
Hardback$54.99 RRPISBN: 9780593068359Published: 15/02/2013Imprint: Bantam PressExtent: 432 pagesStock Level: Temporarily out of StockPlease note: This information is intended for booksellers only and does not reflect the number of copies currently available in stores. If you are not a bookseller and wish to purchase this book, please contact your local bookstore, or click on the buy now button to find a good retailer.
EBookCHECK RETAILER PRICEISBN: 9781446487051Published: 15/02/2013Imprint: Transworld DigitalExtent: 432 pages
Although the war in Afghanistan is now in its endgame, the West's struggle to eliminate the threat from Al Qaida is far from over. A decade after 9/11, the war on terror has entered a new phase and, it would seem, a new territory. In early 2010 Al Qaida operatives were reportedly “streaming” out of central Asia towards Somalia and the surrounding region.
Somalia, now home to some of the world's most dangerous terrorists, was already the world's most failed state. There has been no effective government since 1991. Two decades of anarchy have spawned not just Islamic extremism but piracy, famine, and a seemingly endless clan-based civil war that alone has killed an estimated 500,000 and turned another two million into refugees.
What is now happening in Somalia directly threatens the security of the world, possibly more than any other region on earth. Fergusson's book is the first accessible account of how Somalia became the world's most dangerous place, and what we can – and should – do about it.
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