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New US Ambassador to Somalia Faces Heavy Challenges

The new U.S. envoy to Somalia, Stephen Schwartz, has been sworn into office, making him the first American ambassador to that nation in 25 years, and representing a landmark in U.S.-Somali relations. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who officiated the swearing-in ceremony, said Somalia has made significant strides in rebuilding its state in the past three years. “It is precisely because this moment represents so much possibility, so much potential, that President Obama...

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