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Eritrea and the UAE: Who is master?

Two useful articles on the relationship. Source: The National Sheikh Mohamed...

Who in the Gulf is backing Somalia’s al-Shabaab?

Source: New York Times With Guns, Cash and Terrorism, Gulf States Vie for Power in Somalia The port in Bosaso, Somalia, is managed by an Emirati...

How the tiny UAE become a regional giant

Source: New York Times The Most Powerful Arab Ruler Isn’t M.B.S. It’s M.B.Z. "Prince Mohammed hired a company linked to Erik Prince, the founder of the...

Great Game in the Horn – the Turkish view

This article is by TRT World - the Turkish government broadcaster The great game in the Horn of Africa Mehari Taddele Maru The...

The UAE’s strategy in the Horn: military bases and owning ports

Maritime agreements spark trouble in Horn of Africa Source: Raconteur With its developing ports, the Horn of Africa is an area of significant commercial and military strategic...

Why the US is engineering political change in East Africa

The competition between great powers has triggered a string of major political developments in East Africa. Source: Al-Jazeerah by Mehari Taddele Maru Eritrea's President, Isaias Afwerki...

Eritrea Seeks Regional Role as It Casts Off Hermit-State Label

Country emerging from isolation after Ethiopia rapprochement Source: Bloomberg Nizar ManekSeptember 13, 2018, 7:00 PM EDT Eritrea is casting off its reputation as a hermit state and...

How Eritrea and Ethiopia made peace: and what happens next

Since this was written I have learnt that talks to end the conflict had been under way for more than a year. Originally published July...

UAE’s role in Ethiopia-Eritrea rapprochement draws praise

"The UAE mediation between Ethiopia and Eritrea has resulted in the signing of a joint friendship and peace declaration." Source: Khaleej Times Mustafa Al Zarooni/Dubai Filed on...

How the Saudi-Qatar rift is dividing the Red Sea

By Martin Plaut Introduction On the 5thof June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and their allies - nine governments in total -...
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