Abukar Arman

Abukar Arman is a Somali political analyst, writer and former diplomat.


Blue skies over Somalia

The election of Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo as Somalia's president has inspired optimism for the future of Somalia.

War & Conflict

US policies do more harm than good in Somalia

Substantive change in dealing with Somalia is long overdue.

Poverty & Development

Erdogan: The hero of Somalia

Erdogan has prudently supported Somalia and remained impartial in the clan-driven internal politics.

War & Conflict

'Moral blackmail' still stifles debate on Israel

Accusations of anti-Semitism against those who criticise Israel aim to curb debate on its crimes aga


On Gaza, genocide, and impunity

"Our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians" - Nelson Mandela.


Globalisation has not reached Somalia, but 'junglification' has

Reactionary political departure away from sovereign statehood increases the risk of perpetual insecurity.


Somalia: African solutions for African problems?

Interventions from neighbours have not brought Somalia the promised peace.


Al-Shabab and the party balloon effect

As a result of decades of exploitation, the Somali people are sick and tired of always being the expendable pawn.


Somalia: Spectre of political meltdown

Which political system can end Somalia's vicious cycle of political crises?


The upshot of political subjugation

Somali envoy to US says IGAD resolution will push Somalia deeper into anarchy.