The World's Most Dangerous Place by James Fergusson
Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia

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A compelling example of investigative reporting that suggests continuing mass death for an African population that cannot or will not help itself find peace.
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Although the war in Afghanistan is now in its endgame, the West’s struggle to eliminate the threat from Al Qaeda 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 Qaeda operatives were reportedly “streaming” out of central Asia toward 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. Two decades of anarchy have spawned not just Islamic extremism but piracy, famine, and a seemingly endless clan-based civil war that has killed an estimated 500,000, turned millions into refugees, and caused hundreds of thousands more to flee and settle in Europe and North America.

What is now happening in Somalia directly threatens the security of the world, possibly more than any other region on earth. James 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.
 

About James Fergusson

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James Fergusson is a freelance journalist and foreign correspondent who has written for many publications, including The Times of London and The Economist. He is the author of Taliban: The Unknown Enemy and the award-winning A Million Bullets. He lives in Edinburgh.
 
Published May 28, 2013 by Da Capo Press. 436 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

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on Apr 16 2013

A compelling example of investigative reporting that suggests continuing mass death for an African population that cannot or will not help itself find peace.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Jun 24 2013

Veteran journalist Fergusson's riveting narrative about strife-riddled Somalia is a glimpse of a potential future "should our own systems of governance ever be allowed to collapse."

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Above average
Reviewed by Anthony Sattin on Feb 03 2013

...one thing Fergusson's book makes very clear is that unless the country's – and the region's – underlying problems of poverty and lack of education are addressed, David Cameron's prediction of a generational struggle might come to seem optimistic.

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