The Greater Horn of Africa and the Engagements of Non-African Powers in the Late 20th – Early 21st Centuries

The second subpanel will focus on the issue of extra-regional involvement in the GHA by analyzing the ongoing dynamics of the regional politics and looking into its recent history in the early XXI century. We will discuss, inter alia, most important structural changes in the contemporary international relations in the context of polycentric world order, the competing African agendas of global, emerging and other non-African powers and the role these agendas assign for the GHA region, the impact of multinational corporations and mineral resource development on the regional security, the role of INGOs and other non-state actors’ engagements for conflict resolution and state-building in the GHA, etc.