The Navanti Group hosted a workshop in New York City 24-26 January 2012 for representatives of various U.S. government agencies and local law envforcement jurisdictions. I gave on 25 January a presentation on al-Shabaab and Somalia in the 21st century. I tried to cover the importance in Somalia of political Islam, some of the larger regional issues and the problems posed by forcing Somali hawalas out of business.
You can read my remarks here.
Somalia - Al-Shabaab - NYC Navanti Workshop