The Ethiopia-Somaliland Port Deal: A Geopolitical Gamble Amidst Regional Tensions and Security Threats

Ethiopia’s Strategic Calculus in the Horn of Africa: Navigating New Dynamics Post Somaliland Port Agreement

By Paulo Santos, Horn of Africa Analyst 1. Introduction to Ethiopia’s Regional Role and Current Landscape Ethiopia has historically been a pivotal nation in the Horn of Africa. Today, it faces a complex web of relationships and tensions with regional powers like Eritrea, Egypt, and Somalia. Recent developments, such as Ethiopia’s port deal with Somaliland,…

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Geopolitical Imperatives of Ethiopia’s Quest for Red Sea Access: A Historical and Strategic Analysis

Abstract: This academic paper delves into the multifaceted dimensions of Ethiopia’s pursuit of access to the Red Sea, as articulated by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The text, which emerged from a televised speech, outlines Ethiopia’s historical, geographical, demographic, and strategic imperatives for seeking access to the Red Sea. By drawing upon a historical perspective and…

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