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The Shifting Geopolitical Alignments in the Greater Horn: Prospects and Challenges

22 November 2022 - 23 November 2022

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The Horn of Africa is a strategic region connecting with the Gulf through the narrow strip of the Red Sea. States and peoples of the region experience diverse forms of vulnerabilities and opportunities in terms of security, conflict, and development, both with considerations of internal dynamics and interplay with immediate and faraway neighbours. Over the past decade, the Horn of Africa has been undergoing rapid and dramatic political trends owing to domestic factors with implications for the whole region and on extra-regional economic and security influences. This dramatic political dynamic is part of the global return of geopolitics, otherwise known as the new geopolitics.  Competition between superpowers; projections of power from middle powers; interventions; un/making of adversaries, allies, and enemies, among others, define the new geopolitics. The return of geopolitics and its implications are immensely visible in the Horn, unprecedentedly shaping local, national and sub-regional political dynamics… Read More

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22 November 2022 @ 8:30 am EAT
23 November 2022 @ 4:00 pm EAT
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Hyatt Regency Hotel, Addis Ababa
Ethiopia + Google Map


Institute for Peace & Security Studies (IPSS)
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
The Department of Political Science and International Relations (DPSIR)