AFRICA

Can Ethiopia’s Peace Offer Calm the Deadly Tensions of the Horn of Africa Neighbors?

Addis Ababa’s recent call to Asmara to address the long-survived border conflict through negotiation is a remarkable move to enhance stability in the exceptionally unstable regions of the Horn of Africa. According to observers, the peace offer is part of Ethiopia’s current policy reforms to revive friendly relations...

Is It Time for National Dialogue or Elections in South Sudan?

Widespread conflict and insecurity continue in South Sudan amid various peace proposals, foreign and domestic political interactions between different actors. The current phase of the nearly four-year-old crisis focuses on sustaining the national dialogue among warring parties. However conducting general elections in 2018 is...

Turkey’s Military Base in Somalia: Goals and Probable Risks

History showcases that Turkey had an essential role in guarding the Horn of Africa against external enemies. For example, during the Ottoman period, when the Portuguese sought to invade the area and disturb its inhabitants; the Ottoman Sultan rushed to protect the region by...

What’s Next for Somalia?

The war-torn country still struggles to achieve stability within its borders. Somalia has faced numerous problems that require national unity and international support for a solution. Terrorist attacks from al-Shabab and the ISIS, drought and famine crises and maritime piracy are vital issues need...

The United States Credibility and Sudan

Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, US foreign policy has transformed completely. According to Steve Jones, the most noticeable change is its focus on preventive action. In other words, since 2001, the American foreign policy is mainly centred around terrorism. The Bush administration declared war...

Will the Yemen Crisis be a new Challenge for IGAD’s Regional Peace and Security?

Following the last suicide attack in the semi-autonomous Punt land, in northern Somalia, regional analysts have been providing various views. The attack caused the death of 5 people, including a policeman, and while another 12 people injured. ISIS took responsibility for the attack, and...

US Reactions To “Sudans”

American policies towards Sudan and South Sudan have been different and contradictory for a long period of time. Generally speaking, Washington had tended to favor South Sudan and had tense relations with Sudan. However, with the second term of Obama administration, these relations have...

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