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30 May 2020

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Robert Farley (Lawyers, Guns and Money, University of Kentucky) and Laura Seay (Texas in Africa, Colby College)

On Foreign Entanglements, Rob speaks with Laura about the recent attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Mall. Laura frames the attack within the larger context of Somalia-Kenya relations, including America’s role in supporting operations targeting Al Shabab. Was this attack a sign of desperation? Rob notes the professional character of the attack. Do Kenyans support their military’s activities in Somalia? Rob and Laura discuss the role of the International Criminal Court in African politics in the context of Kenya’s own ICC experience. Finally, Laura notes that Kenya’s response to the attack demonstrated signs of progress for the nation.

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Recorded:Sep 26    Posted:Sep 26, 2013
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Foreign Entanglements | Sep 26, 2013 | Robert Farley & Laura Seay

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