Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 07/2008

Lost Opportunities in the Horn of Africa: How Conflicts Connect and Peace Agreements Unravel

Sally Healy

June 2008

Chatham House


The conflicts and humanitarian disasters from Sudan to Somalia are closely linked and a failure to understand this is undermining efforts to find peace, says a new report by Chatham House. The report is a study of three peace processes in the region dealing with the conflicts in Somalia and Sudan and between Ethiopia and Eritrea. It shows how each of these different conflicts feed into each other and exacerbate conflicts in other countries.