Sweden's Life and Peace Institute (LPI), an international and ecumenical center that supports and promotes nonviolent approaches to conflict mitigation, just released a comprehensive study titled Somalia: Creating Space for Fresh Approaches to Peace Building.
It contains the following articles:
Addressing Terrorism : A Theory of Change Approach by John Paul Lederach
Al-Shabaab, Part of the Solution to the Problems Faced by Somalia? by Ryne Clos
Civilian Support and the Foundations of Al-Shabaab Expansion by Douglas Ansel
Re-thinking Somali National Identity: Nationalism, State Formation and Peacebuilding in Somalia by Ashley Johnson
US Engagement in Somalia: Frames, Missed Opportunities and Alternative Options by Laura Weis
Impact of International Media in Somalia by Jessica Brandwein
Criminalising Peace or Containing Violence? by Shinkyu Lee
On March 13, several specialists will discuss the study, especially the chapter by John Paul Lederach at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies in Washington. You can register for the event here.