Friday, July 3, 2015
E-International Relations published on 3 July 2015 my analysis titled "Neither Desperate Nor Stronger: The Adaptation of Al-Shabaab." I make the argument that al-Shabaab, although it has lost control of much territory, is not desperate. Nor is it stronger as it has increased attacks mainly against civilian soft targets. It has managed to adapt and remain relevant primarily because it faces a weak opponent, the Somali government.