Horn of Africa on the Brink of War
The Jamestown Foundation's Terrorism Monitor today looks at the threat of a regional war in the Horn of Africa:
Tim Lister wrote about this possibility earlier this month in World Politics Review:
It was the latest broadside in a rapidly escalating war of words -- and sometimes of weapons -- involving Somalia's Islamists, the beleaguered transitional government and regional states. At stake: whether Somalia will become the battleground for a wider war, a new front in the war on terror, or under Islamic rule find some measure of stability.
Reading both articles would provide pretty comprehensive background on the situation in Somalia and what it could mean for the larger region.