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Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Global Times, Human Rights Watch, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Nextgov, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, StartMagazine, The Jamestown Foundation, Vatican  AFGHANISTAN – USA Where are the detailed Pentagon reports like […]

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New US Africa envoy to visit Ethiopia and Sudan (Al Jazeera)

The new United States envoy to the Horn of Africa, David Satterfield, and Assistant Secretary Molly Phee will visit Sudan and Ethiopia next week amid continuing crises in the two African nations. The American officials will also travel to Saudi Arabia. New US Africa envoy to visit Ethiopia and Sudan | News | Al Jazeera

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The US risks losing its influence in the Horn of Africa. Here’s how to get it back (Gabriel Negatu, Atlantic Council)

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his freshly resigned Sudanese counterpart, Abdalla Hamdok, are arguably the most pro-US leaders in the Horn of Africa (HoA)—if not the entire continent. But today, the evolving crises in their countries have exposed Washington’s lack of a clear and coherent policy for the region. Whether in Ethiopia’s year-old insurgency […]

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US names David Satterfield new special envoy for Horn of Africa (Al Jazeera)

US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman will step down from his post the role “in the coming days” after a year marked by deadly crises in Ethiopia and Sudan. Feltman plans to leave his post shortly after his current visit to Ethiopia, where more than a year of war in the […]

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Identity and Transitional Justice in the Horn of Africa and Libya (Jesutimilehin O. Akamo, CIDOB)

Identity and conflict shape each other. This is evident in the historical trajectory of the Horn of Africa (HoA) – notably in the conflicts in the Gambella region, between Ethiopia and Eritrea, in Somalia and Tigray – as well as of Libya during and after the long autocratic rule of Muammar Gaddafi. The nexus between […]

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UAE/China/Horn of Africa – The UAE and China in the Horn of Africa (Jos Meester, Guido Lanfranchi, Clingendael)

Over the last decade, the UAE and China have vastly expanded their economic, political and military footprint in the Horn of Africa, and their actions now have the potential to shape developments in the region. Room for cooperation between Abu Dhabi and Beijing exists on issues such as maritime security, regional stability, and economic development. […]

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Gulf Countries/Horn of Africa – Gulf countries reconsider their involvement in the Horn of Africa (IISS)

Camille Lons Gulf countries reconsider their involvement in the Horn of Africa (iiss.org)

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(Middle East/Horn of Africa/USA) Opportunities to Regulate Conventional Arms in the Middle East and Horn of Africa (Stimson Center)

Rachel Stohl  ·  Ryan Fletcher In the short time since President Biden took office, arms sales to the Middle East have been increasingly under scrutiny and debate.