This article explains the active policies adopted by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) towards the Horn of Africa, which could be attributed to the existence of rival regional powers, especially Iran and Turkey, and their adoption of policies deemed threatening to Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. It uses “alliance politics” to explain how both countries are containing regional threats by building alliances with countries in the Horn of Africa by promoting military and trade relations and boosting development.
Saudi Arabia and UAE in the Horn of Africa: Containing Security Threats from Regional Rivals
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Shady Ahmed Mansour, Yara Yehia Ahmed; Saudi Arabia and UAE in the Horn of Africa: Containing Security Threats from Regional Rivals. Contemporary Arab Affairs 3 September 2019; 12 (3): 99–118. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123006
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