Anarchic Civilization

It's gaining ground.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Somalia: Government Forces Lose Key Positions in Heavy Battle

Monday, February 11, 2008

Somalia: Businessmen blamed for the anti-government violence

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Pakistanis flee into Afghanistan

I thought this article was interesting because it suggests to me that parts of Afghanistan might be showing signs of budding anarchic civilization, while some or most of Pakistan might be in the midst of a painful transition to the same .

Thousands of Pakistanis have fled into Afghanistan with the security situation deteriorating in Pakistan's tribal regions over the past week...

...a UNHCR representative in Kabul...
said many of the people had been given shelter in Afghanistan by villagers who live by the Pashtun Valley tribal code of hospitality, and tents were being handed out to help provide shelter as winter was intensifying along the border...
...With the rise of the Pakistani Taleban and militant Islamic groups along the Pakistan side of the border, the UN says it now appears that parts of Afghanistan are safer for families.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Strategy page says:
While about ten percent of the Somali population are refugees, and dependent on foreign food aid to survive, about half the population is prospering. Agriculture and herding still brings in money, and many merchants operate by paying a local warlord to protect business activities. The big problem is that most Somalis are more interested in fighting to protect these narrow, local interests, than to establish a national government and rule of law.