The Islamic Courts Union is on the run. But political Islam remains a force to be reckoned with in Somalia.
Is the fall of Mogadishu déjà vu all over again?
Is Somalia rapidly turning into this years Afghanistan, with the Islamic Courts in the role of the Taliban and Ethiopia as the unilateral invader?
Despite claims to the contrary, Ethiopia and Eritrea have been fighting not over a border but over rival hegemonic claims in the Horn of Africa and over "national pride" and "territorial integrity."