Chatham House Report

Project: Africa Programme, Horn of Africa

Sally Healy
  • This report examines the economic dimensions of regional conflict and cooperation in the Horn of Africa. It asks whether, over the long term, economic drivers have the potential to transform endemic conflict among states or whether political stability is a precondition for enhancing economic cooperation. 
  • The security interdependence that exists in the Horn is matched by an equally complex degree of economic interdependence. For while countries in the Horn have been deeply involved in warfare with one another and have consistently worked to undermine or rearrange one another's regimes, there is a wealth of other, potentially more positive, long established relationships that exist between people all over the region.