RUSI JournalVolume 161Issue 1members only

AMISOM under Review

Internal and external challenges continue to prevent the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) from achieving its mandated tasks

Since mid-2013 AMISOM has undergone a series of strategic reviews aimed at strengthening the mission, and since early 2014 it has conducted four major operations aimed at taking the fight to Al-Shabaab. Although these operations have enjoyed some successes, AMISOM continued to confront four major challenges that badly hindered its ability to achieve its mandated tasks. Paul D Williams explores these challenges – both internal and external to AMISOM – and argues that AMISOM

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