One-Stop Border Posts, Trade, and Security: Linking Somalia and the East African Community

Authored By:

Timothy Klustner

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June 13, 2024

Somalia’s formal induction into the East African Community (EAC) in March 2024 presents the regional bloc with both unprecedented security obligations and opportunities for enduring stability. Admitting a state with Somalia’s precarious conflict situation requires increased coordination between the EAC’s robust economic programs and its relatively untested peacekeeping capacity. Facilitating the EAC’s promise of free cross-border flow of Somali people and goods is an essential precondition for success.

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