In this clear and authoritative guide, Kidane Mengisteab explores the key drivers of instability in the Horn of Africa, suggesting structural and institutional changes that - if implemented - could help lift the region out of crisis. The Horn’s complex crises must be tackled in a comprehensive manner. But, he contends, this can only be achieved if the causes of conflict are addressed head-on. Without peace, the region cannot resolve its economic problems, and nor can it develop the capabilities required to cope with environmental change.
The Horn of Africa will be essential reading for students and scholars in conflict and security studies, as well as anyone with an interest in learning more about the dynamics of this troubled region
Keywords: Horn of Africa, war, conflict, politics, security, environment, Al Shebab, AFRICOM, piracy, Political Revolution / Violence / Terrorism, War & Peace Studies, Political Revolution / Violence / Terrorism, War & Peace Studies