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Terrorists, Geopolitics and Kenya’s Proposed Border Wall with Somalia
Addressing border security appears to be a plausible approach for states that suffer from terrorism. Kenya’s border wall is to keep terrorists out of Kenya. Utilizing a comparative approach, thisExpand
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The “Indo-Pacific”: Regional Dynamics in the 21st Century’s New Geopolitical Center of Gravity
As the United States’ titular position in the international system is seemingly in retreat, questions regarding the efficacy of the post-World War II liberal order have surfaced. In this emergingExpand
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Security, structural factors and sovereignty: Analysing reactions to Kenya’s decision to close the Dadaab refugee camp complex
ABSTRACT Kenya’s decision to close the Dadaab refugee camp complex highlights structural flaws in the international refugee regime. While much attention has been paid to Kenya’s reasoning, less hasExpand
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Shifting Policies in Conflict Arenas: A Cosine Similarity and Text Mining Analysis of Turkey’s Syria Policy, 2012-2016
Turkish policy towards the Syrian civil war, as operationalized in relation to the implementation of no-fly zones, safe zones or buffer zones, has been the subject of much debate among scholars. AsExpand
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Ethiopia, Berbera Port and the Shifting Balance of Power in the Horn of Africa
Upon Eritrean independence in 1993, Ethiopia became landlocked and therefore dependent on neighbors – especially Djibouti – for access to international markets. This dependency has hamperedExpand
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Deconstructing Turkey's Efforts in Somalia
The Republic of Turkey’s diplomatic and development efforts in Somalia are impressive by any standard and Turkey’s involvement in Somalia is assessed to be mutually constitutive for both Turkey andExpand
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Explaining Transborder Terrorist Attacks: The Cases of Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab
ABSTRACT This article demonstrates that transborder attacks by Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab are mainly for rational reasons. Using the Global Terrorism Database, we demonstrate that both groups performExpand
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Asymmetric alliances and high polarity: evaluating regional security complexes in the Middle East and Horn of Africa
Abstract The Middle East and the Horn of Africa exist in two distinct regional security complexes (RSCs), groupings of states exhibiting intense security interdependence within a distinct region, butExpand
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Why al-Shabaab Attacks Kenya: Questioning the Narrative Paradigm
ABSTRACT This article questions the current narrative paradigm and argues that al-Shabaab attacks Kenya for strategic and highly rational reasons, beyond sharing a border and having bases in southernExpand
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