The Kingmaker in Iran's Presidential Election. Why It Is Khatami—Not Khamenei—Whose Influence Matters Most (Foreign Affairs, Paywall)
How American Special Operators Gradually Returned to Somalia. A U.S. soldier was killed in the country this month for the first time in more than two decades. What was he doing there? (the Atlantic)
Three tales of Mogadishu: violence, a booming economy … and now famine
Somalia’s capital is buzzing: estate agents thrive and it recently hosted a TedX conference. But Mogadishu is facing a fresh challenge as drought forces half a million people to seek aid (the Guardian).