Somaliland is a success story – On May 18, 1991, Somaliland declared its independence from Somalia, and it has remained an autonomous but unrecognized state ever since.

Somaliland Is A Success Story Listen So, how’s it going?

It is a success story!


Michael Horton has spent a lot of time there and he says that they have ‘eradicated piracy from its shores and thwarted the jihadist group al-Shabaab’s expansion within its borders. Somalia hasn’t managed any of this, despite the billions of dollars expended by the international community over the last two decades.

Rather than spending money it doesn’t have on weaponry and armies ‘Somaliland has instead focused on the two things that always form the backbone of successful counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency: good governance and reliable human intelligence.

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Michael Horton, Foreign Policy Analyst

Duration: 10min 43sec

Broadcast: Mon 8 Apr 2019, 4:30 pm


Publications by Michael Horton

Michael Horton is a fellow at The Jamestown Foundation, where he focuses on issues related to Yemen and the Horn of Africa. He has advised members of government and senior policymakers. Horton has completed numerous in-depth, field-based studies in Somaliland, Somalia, and Yemen.




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