"Over the last eight years,the international community, whether intentionally or not,has addressed the Somali crisis principally through a counter-terrorist approach. For a number of reasons alluded to in this text, such an attempt to provide a settlement in Somalia has failed dramatically in South Central Somalia, has undermined the few achievements made in terms of governance in Puntland (as piracy proves) and Somaliland (where free and fair elections appear increasingly distant) and, more importantly, has hindered only marginally the development of radical trends that could tomorrow raise security concerns far beyond Somalia’s territory."