The Role of Regional and International Organizations in Resolving the Somali Conflict: The Case of IGAD

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By Kidist Mulugeta

The Role of Regional and
International Organizations
in Resolving the Somali
Conflict: The Case of IGAD

Submitted to Friedrich Ebert-Stiftung, Addis Ababa
December, 2009

KIDIST MULUGETA | THE CASE OF IGAD

Table of Content
List of Abbreviations ...............................................................................................................................5 List of Tables ...........................................................................................................................................6 List of Figures ..........................................................................................................................................6 List of Appendices....................................................................................................................................6 Executive Summary ………………………………………………… ..........................................................7 Introduction ………………………………………………… ......................................................................8 CHAPTER ONE: THE SOMALI CONFLICT ……………………… .............................................................9 1.1 The Causes of the Somali Conflict ....................................................................................................9 1.1.1. Root Causes ...............................................................................................................................9 1.1.2. Aggravating Factors ..................................................................................................................10 1.2. The Implications of the Somali Conflict .......................................................................................... 11 1.2.1. Local Implications ..................................................................................................................... 11 1.2.2. Implications for the Regional States and the International Community .......................................15 1.3. Attempted Conflict Resolution Efforts …………………….................................................................16 1.3.1. International Intervention …………………………………..............................................................16 1.3.2. Peace Talks ............................................................................................................................... 17 1.4. Current Development ……………………………………….................................................................. 17 1.4.1. Political Development in Somalia ...............................................................................................18 1.4.2. The Issue of Security .................................................................................................................19 1.4.3. The Government Institutions ……………………………… ...........................................................20 CHAPTER TWO: IGAD’S ROLE IN SOMALIA ………………………………… .......................................22 2.1. Background to IGAD ......................................................................................................................22 2.1.1. The Origin of IGAD ...................................................................................................................22 2.1.2. Vision, Mission, Principles, and Major Activities of IGAD.............................................................23 2.1.3. Organs of IGAD ........................................................................................................................23 2.1.4. Draft Peace and Security Strategy of IGAD ................................................................................24 2.1.5. Ongoing Revitalization ..............................................................................................................25 2.2. IGAD’s Role in Somalia ...................................................................................................................25 2.2.1. IGAD Member...
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