The Horn of Africa Publication Series 2012
Issues in this Series
Measured by almost any criteria, in recent decades the Horn of Africa has been one of the world’s most conflicted regions, experiencing over 200 armed conflicts since 1990.This paper suggests that viewing the Horn through a conflict resolution and peacebuilding lens is essential for developing new, comprehensive and integrated policy approaches in the region.
It is time for the U.S. government to make conflict resolution and building peace its number one priority in the Horn of Africa. More than any other factor, armed conflict undermines progress on a variety of fronts. The U.S. should therefore adopt a multi-dimensional peacebuilding strategy in the region.