June 2019
Volume 31
China’s Inexorable Rise: Blessing or Threat for the Horn?

“despite your triumphs in sewage, drinking water and Olympic gold medals, still don’t have democracy…we may not have sewage, drinking water, and Olympic gold medals, but we do have democracy… If I were making a country, I’d get the sewage pipes first, then the democracy’’i The appropr...

December 2018
Volume 30
Transitions in the Horn: Between Optimism and Caution

The November-December 2018 issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin (HAB) on political transitions is broaching one of the most critical and contemporary political developments in the region. Over the course of 2018, the HAB has tried to generate perspectives and create the space for debate on key polit...

Imagining Peace: Ethiopia-Eritrea Rapprochement

The editorial committee of the Horn of Africa Bulletin (HAB) first broached the idea of a thematic issue on the possible process and peace dividend emerging from a rapprochement between Eritrea and Ethiopia in early 2016. However, contextual factors and the sensitivities around the proposed theme ...

Maritime Insecurity Dilemmas amidst a new scramble for the Horn?

The March-April 2018 issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin touches on an overarching theme that was also addressed in the May-June 2015 and September-October 2017 issues of the HAB. These preceding issues of the HAB sought to problematise and analyse the rising geopolitical significance of Djibouti a...

February 2018
Youthquake in the Horn: UNSCR 2250 and Youth, Peace & Security

This issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin explores Youth, Peace & Security in the Horn of Africa. A panoramic overview of political instability and activism across the globe reveals a phase of youth activism that is exerting an outsized impact and presenting policy makers with novel and complex ...

The Gulf Engulfing the Horn of Africa?

This issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin contributes analysis of the complex and constantly evolving relations between the societies and states in the Horn of Africa and the countries of the Persian Gulf. Readers will enjoy these analytical articles on a very topical issue which will have profound ...

September 2017
Between co-option and autonomy: Grassroots CVE initiatives as the alternative?

This issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin (HAB) follows from the January-February 2016 issue of the HAB which also focused on countering violent extremism (CVE). In contrast to the earlier issue which concentrated on CVE policies and strategies in the Horn of Africa (Horn), this issue of the HAB foc...

Borderland Communities in the Horn: Avoiding Assumptions and Learning from History

This issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin focuses on borders and borderlands. You will find highlights about the emerging dynamics that increasingly define the reality of borderlands in the Horn of Africa, such as cross-border collaboration at the inter-state level and initiatives by borderland ...

Beyond Keyboard Warriors & Surveillance: Social Media Impact on Peace and Conflict in the Horn of Africa

This March-April issue focuses on social media and its impact on peace and conflict in the Horn of Africa. State fragility, authoritarianism and stalled or on-going democratisation processes, all of which in some ways define the African condition, makes Africa an interesting test case for the imp...

2017 elections: Making Somalia great again?

This January-February issue focuses on the elections in Somalia and their impact on the future of Somalia. This issue also addresses the interface between the elections in Somalia and their impact on ‘Somaliland.’ Download...