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Somali Pirates Return to the Global Stage

Read: Turkish Influence Expands: Turkey-Somalia Maritime Agreement in the Horn of Africa Busy shipping lane The waterways off Somalia constitute some of the busiest shipping lanes globally, with an estimated 20,000 vessels navigating through the Gulf of Aden annually.

A New Cold War Erupts in the Shadow of Food Crises

Global commodity markets face upside risks from reduced grain supply, higher energy prices, higher fertilizer prices, and disruption to trade due to the closure of major seaports such as Pivdennyi, Odessa, Mykolaiv, and Chornomorsk, which account for about 80% of the total throughput of Ukrainian seaports.

How to Read Russian Expansionism in Africa

 Thus, Russia is turning to countries in Africa with which it had close ties during the Soviet period, especially in North Africa and the Horn of Africa, and has already signed economic and military agreements with Egypt, Algeria, Mauritania, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and the Central African Republic.

The Gamesmanship of Straits in Global Politics

Read: The Great Reconfiguration of Global Supply ChainsThis waterway, located between the Arab Peninsula and the Horn of Africa, represents an economic and political entanglement of players in the Red Sea region, but also one of the straits most subject to violence, famine, piracy, and the global pandemic effects – most notably along the Somali coasts.