Robert Mason
Search for other papers by Robert Mason in
Current site
Google Scholar
Pushing the envelope of national security and state influence at the margins
Saudi and Iranian competition in the Horn of Africa
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

This chapter draws attention to a series of developments which have impacted on the policy of Saudi Arabia and Iran in the Horn of Africa, including: bilateral tensions; the policies of regional and international rivals or adversaries; the logistical requirements of the Yemen conflict; the drop in the international oil price; the economic impact of COVID-19 and sanctions. Employing a case study approach, the chapter identifies the leading dynamics at play in each Horn of Africa state, how these have evolved, and what role non-state actors such as Hezbollah and intergovernmental organisations such as the Intergovernmental Authority on Development and the Red Sea Forum play in obstructing or extending cooperation. The chapter concludes with a note on proximity and the Red Sea serving as a potential fulcrum for an interregional security complex.

  • Collapse
  • Expand

All of MUP's digital content including Open Access books and journals is now available on manchesterhive.


The Gulf States and the Horn of Africa

Interests, influences and instability

Editors: and


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 541 215 7
Full Text Views 40 38 16
PDF Downloads 23 18 8