This Chatham House briefing paper by Styan is a comprehensive overview of the factors that explain Djibouti’s emerging geo-strategic significance. It also analyzes the complementarities and tensions underlying the growing economic interdependence between Ethiopia and Djibouti. The above discussion is juxtaposed to recent domestic political developments in Djibouti in a context defined by continuing economic underdevelopment, poverty and the striking socio-economic inequalities. This work is a useful and timely introductory resource for anyone interested in recent developments in Djibouti.
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