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Vol 63 No 17

Published 25th August 2022

Gulf states vie for position in region

Competing hard for influence, Gulf States are trying to impose their agendas on governments in the Horn

Amidst the weak international response to the serial crises of drought, famines, terrorism and war in the Horn of Africa, the manoeuvres of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab states are changing some of the power dynamics in the region. Asian powers, such as China, India and Japan are more selective and pragmatic in their interventions while the influence of western powers has waned markedly.

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