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The Somali Talks and the Somaliland Case

The Somali Talks and the Somaliland Case Somaliland has an area of 137,600 km and a population estimated to be three-and -half million. The territory known as the British Protectorate of Somaliland was under the rule of Great Britain from 1884 to 26 June, 1960, when...

Lack of Recognition: A Blessing in Disguise?

Lack of Recognition: A Blessing in Disguise? Somaliland, a small country inundated by the politics of the Horn, is a self-declared independent state that borders Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Somalia. As a former British protectorate it revoked its union (July 1st 1960)...

Challenges to Somaliland Independence

Challenges to Somaliland Independence Since the 1648 Peace of Westphalia, the international order has been predicated on the central role of the nation-state. The contemporary Westphalian system generally defines the state as an entity with established geographic...