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Somalia-Somaliland: The Perils of Delaying New Talks

Somalia and Somaliland have been at odds since the latter’s 1991 declaration of independence, which the former rejects.

The dispute has cooled after heating up in 2018, but lingering tensions could threaten regional stability.

To restart dialogue, the two sides should meet for technical talks.

  • ICG

What’s new?

Relations between Somalia and Somaliland, while back from the brink after a difficult 2018, remain tense. International actors are leading efforts to revive dialogue between the two sides.

Why does it matter?

Absent progress toward dialogue, the parties’ relationship is likely to deteriorate in ways that could endanger regional stability…

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