Wikileaks release: February 2, 2009
Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service
Title: SOMALIA: PROSPECTS FOR PEACE AND U.S. INVOLVEMENT
CRS report number: RL30065
Author(s): Theodros Dagne, Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division
Date: February 17, 1999
- This report offers a background to the current situation in Somalia, including the U.S. and U.N. missions in the early 1990s, and gives an overview of conditions since international forces withdrew from Somalia. The report then analyzes the peace initiatives underway and assesses the prospects of the local administrations emerging in several regions. The report also offers an explanation for U.S. disengagement from Somalia and summarizes suggested contributions that the U.S. could make to the prospects for peace and greater regional stability without committing extensive resources.