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…

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…

Is Taiwan Creating a “Coalition of Unrecognized States” by Recognizing Somaliland?

Is Taiwan Creating a “Coalition of Unrecognized States” by Recognizing Somaliland?

The Taiwanese government intends to compensate for its diplomatic problems in Africa by developing a relationship with the unrecognized Somaliland. The two sides announced just days ago that they are establishing official representative agencies in their respective territories. In recent years, Taiwan has lost many diplomatic allies. Since 2016, when the current government came to power on…

Pakistan’s Regional Maritime Security Patrols Are an Extension of CPEC

Pakistan’s Regional Maritime Security Patrols Are an Extension of CPEC

The Pakistani Navy commenced Regional Maritime Security Patrols (RMSP) in the northwestern corner of the Indian Ocean last month that have since seen the country’s ships pay visits to Saudi Arabia and Oman, thereby broadening the scope of Pakistani influence in the emerging Multipolar World Order. The patrols are fully in line with international law…

The UAE’s Ethiopian-Eritrean Mediation Confirms That It’s a Transregional Power

The UAE’s Ethiopian-Eritrean Mediation Confirms That It’s a Transregional Power

UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan awarded the eponymous Order of Zayed to the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea for their fast-moving achievements in ending the two-decade-long conflict between their countries, highlighting the Emirates’ previously silent role in mediating between the two sides and underscoring its rise as a transregional power in the…

New Gates to Africa: Economy Reconciles Even Decades-Long Feuds

New Gates to Africa: Economy Reconciles Even Decades-Long Feuds

The Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Turkey, the unrest in Iran, the civil war in Syria, the US exit from the “nuclear deal” with Tehran, the military actions in Yemen and the situation in Afghanistan attract the attention of international media. In addition, in many regions of the Middle East the situation is no less…