Title

Ethnicity, Insecurity and Geostrategic Transformation in the Horn of Africa

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Hamdy A. Hassan, Zayed University

ORCID Identifiers

0000-0003-1930-9561

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

7-2-2021

Abstract

The Horn of Africa (HOA) is one of the most troubled areas plagued by conflicts and security threats in Africa. At the heart of the underlying issues of the conflicts in present-day HOA, lie three inherited factors from the past: (1) the legacy of the Ethiopian Empire and its imperial expansion policy. (2) the legacy of European colonial rule and its policy of “divide-and-rule”; and (3) the legacy of external imperialist intervention after World War II and the support of undemocratic regimes in the HOA. However, the dilemma of insecurity in the region flows from the failure of the respective ruling classes to embrace good governance and from their weakness in effectively managing ethnic diversity. The main objective of this study is to identify the relationship between the internal dynamics of these conflicts, the regional and international interactions and their role in shaping the new geopolitical map of the HOA.

ISBN

978-981-16-1486-6

Publisher

Springer Nature

First Page

61

Last Page

83

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

Ethnicity, Security Complex, Regional Security, Ethiopia, Horn of Africa

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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