The Horn of Africa and the Near Abroad: Emerging Interests and Relations with Egypt and the Gulf States
Within sub-Saharan Africa, the Horn of Africa stands out in terms of its political, developmental and security challenges. Regional dynamics bear some similarity to those in the Middle East, with which the Horn of Africa shares some cultural, historical and political affinities. This is unsurprising given the proximity of the region to the Gulf States, North Africa and the Levant. Increasingly, issues around security and governance, development and access to resources, growth and regional integration, as well as religion are forging further cooperation and competition between countries in the Horn of Africa and its neighbouring states in the Arab world.
This event will bring together a small group of experts to explore the emerging interests and bilateral relations between countries in the Horn of Africa with Egypt and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states. The discussion will focus on the economic, diplomatic and strategic alliances and rivalries that are becoming increasingly prevalent in the wider region.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.