Abukar Arman

Abukar Arman is a former diplomat and a foreign policy analyst. You may follow on Twitter: @4DialogSK

Most Recent Articles by Abukar Arman:

Geopolitical Showdown in the Horn

Jun 5, 2015 — Abukar Arman

Recently, two major developments in Somalia and Djibouti have attracted international media attention. John Kerry became the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit Mogadishu, whilst China has negotiated the construction of a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti.

These two ‘symbolic’ and substantive developments represent both an opportunity and a challenge for the U.S. geopolitical interests in the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea.

Engaging Somalia Via The Road Least Traveled

Jan 10, 2008 — Abukar Arman

The report card is in, and the end of the year accumulative grade indicates miserable failure. Worsening conditions for the ailing nation of Somalia, costly quagmire for Ethiopia and political wild-goose chase that produced a new hotbed of Anti-Americanism in the Horn for the US.