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Title:Regional security in the Horn of Africa: conflicts, agenda's and threats
Author:Fernandes Cardoso, Nilton CÚsar
Periodical:Revista Brasileira de Estudos Africanos = Brazilian journal of African studies (ISSN 2448-3923)
Geographic term:Northeast Africa
Subjects:regional security
national security
international relations
External link:http://seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/rbea/article/view/68849/40024
Abstract:This paper aims at analyzing security dynamics in the Horn of Africa in the post-independence period, identifying the actors, agendas and threats. For this purpose, it is subdivided into three parts. The first one analyzes the security dynamics taking place in the Horn of Africa during the Cold War period, focusing on the regional rivalries and on the penetration of extraregional actors. In the second part, there is a discussion regarding the transformations which occurred in region in the immediate post-Cold War period, focusing both on the unities' (states) internal security dynamics and on the regional ones. The third and last section aims at identifying 'new' threats and regional and international responses, as well as the emerging strategic importance of the region to traditional superpowers in the post-9/11 period, marked by the process of securitization. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]