Media worldwide have sought out Professor of Political Science Ken Menkhaus recently for his analysis of the al Shabaab terrorist group’s attack on the mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Menkhaus is a close follower of events in Somalia, where al Shabaab is headquartered. In a blog entry he wrote shortly after the attack for ThinkProgress, Menkhaus said the attack was “an act of desperation by a jihadi group beset by internal power struggles and plummeting support.” Menkhaus is in India this semester directing Davidson’s semester abroad program there. Read the blog post »
Prof. Menkaus was interviewed by Public Radio International's The World. The audio of the interview is included below.