On June 28, AGSIW hosted a public panel discussion on GCC-Horn of Africa relations.
Annette Weber is a senior associate in the Middle East and Africa Research Division of the German Institute for International and Security Studies in Berlin. Her regional expertise is in the Horn of Africa. She works on conflict analysis, fragile states, nonstate actors, and state building as well as jihadist groups in Africa. Weber previously worked for the Ecumenical Network on Central Africa mainly on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi. She was also a researcher with Amnesty International in London for Sudan and a consultant for Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International on Sudan and Uganda. She received her PhD from the Free University Berlin and teaches at several universities on international relations and peace and conflict resolution.
Stability, the nature of the state and its relationship to its citizens, the economy, and the role of political Islam are foundational to the discussions, inside and outside Sudan, concerning the country's transition.
In this video, Elizabeth Dickinson, Michael Woldemariam, and Annette Weber discuss the uniting impact of the Gulf Arab states in the Horn of Africa region.
In this video, Annette Weber, Michael Woldemariam, and Elizabeth Dickinson discuss economic interests and security strategies of the Gulf Arab states in the Horn of Africa region.