The Conflict between Ethiopia and Somalia

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Fighting continues in Somalia, after Ethiopian troops attacked Islamist forces there.  While Ethiopia wants to see the moderate transitional government of Somalia back in power, old regional rivalries threaten to spread the conflict. Do Islamic fundamentalists pose a real threat in eastern Africa? Is the unstable region a breeding ground for al Qaeda terrorists? Are humanitarian agencies able to cope with the number of refugees fleeing yet another war?  We look at the rise of Islamic fundamentalists in Somalia, the implications for the region, the west and the world.

Credits

Guests:
Jeffrey Gettleman - New York Times - @gettleman, Herman Cohen - Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Matt Bryden - Consultant with the International Crisis Group, Brian Jenkins - RAND Corporation - @BrianMJenkins, Gordon Denoon - Senior Program Manager of Refugee Assistance for CARE International

Host:
Sara Terry

Producers:
Vanessa Romo, Dan Konecky, Jonah King