Russia Should Consider Partnering with The UAE in the Horn of Africa

Russia Should Consider Partnering with The UAE in the Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa is arguably the most geostrategic part of the continent for the rest of the world at large so it’s only fitting that Russia crafts a comprehensive strategy for advancing its interests there, one which would become much more viable if it seriously considered partnering with the region’s de facto Emirati hegemon…

Unrest in the Horn of Africa

Unrest in the Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa itself is of significant interest to many countries that consider themselves a geopolitical entity, since its geographical location allows it to control the connection between the Red Sea (and therefore the Suez Canal) and the Indian Ocean, where a large flow of ships passes. Djibouti hosts French, Italian, American and even…

The Consequences of Ethiopia’s Civil Conflict Will Be Acute

The Consequences of Ethiopia’s Civil Conflict Will Be Acute

The most intense phase of Ethiopia’s several-week-long civil conflict appears to be drawing to a close after the country’s national defense forces gave an ultimatum to Tigrayan rebels in the restive region’s capital to surrender or face utter destruction, but the consequences of this conflict will likely linger for long after the war formally concludes…

War in Ethiopia Threatens to Engulf Horn of Africa

War in Ethiopia Threatens to Engulf Horn of Africa

The two-week-old civil war in Ethiopia is now embroiling neighboring Eritrea. The two countries previously fought a two-year border war (1998-2000) which resulted in 100,000 dead. But in a bizarre twist, the Ethiopian central government in Addis Ababa is siding with Eritrea to now wage a war against its own people in the northern Tigray…

The Geopolitical Impact of the ‘Israeli’-Emirati Alliance Will be Felt in Africa

The Geopolitical Impact of the ‘Israeli’-Emirati Alliance Will be Felt in Africa

The misleadingly described “peace” deal between “Israel” and the UAE will enable the self-professed “Jewish State” to use the latter’s military and civilian port infrastructure in the Gulf of Aden, thus challenging recent Turkish inroads in this part of the world and allowing Tel Aviv to project itself as a trans-regional power of significance, especially…