The conclusion sums up the findings of the book. It highlights the common mistakes in analyses of Al-Shabaab, such as claims that they would collapse very soon, that they will disappear from Somalia, and that they are divided into clear globalist and nationalist camps. It highlights that globalist ideas can co-exist with more local focus and clanism within one organisation. It also highlights that Al-Shabaab offered an alternative to the Somali government when it came to governance, and that current AMISOM victories in Somalia are meaningless without the establishment of Somali security institutions that encompass all clans. Somalia is in a deadlock, where no side can win before stable Somali security institutions are created.
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