A dispute between Puntland and Somaliland over the contested areas of Sool and Sanaag risks escalating into open war.
The UN, supported by states with influence on the two sides, should renew diplomatic efforts to broker a ceasefire and press both to enter negotiations.
The self-declared republic of Somaliland and Puntland, an autonomous Somali region, are engaged in a perilous standoff over long-contested areas Sool and Sanaag. After repeated deadly clashes since the…
Why does it matter?
An escalation would likely herald a…