Instability in Sudan and the Horn of Africa

Instability in Sudan and the Horn of Africa

In Somalia, security forces recently killed a top Al-Qaeda leader in the region. In Sudan, military tensions have regional observers worried about a return to civil war in that country's Southern region. We explore Washington's delicate balancing act in the Horn of Africa.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Ethiopia this week, arriving at a critical juncture for U.S. interests across the Horn of Africa. In Somalia, security forces recently killed a top Al-Qaeda leader in the region. In Sudan, military tensions have regional observers worried about a return to civil war in that country's Southern region. We explore Washington's delicate balancing act in the Horn of Africa.

Guests

EJ Hogendoorn

Project Director, Horn of Africa, International Crisis Group

David Shinn

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia; Co-Editor of "The Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia"; and Adjunct Professor, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University

Rebecca Hamilton

Special Correspondent on Sudan for The Washington Post; Fellow, New America Foundation; author "Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide" (Palgrave MacMillan)

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