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Conflict in the Horn of Africa

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Publication Date: July 1977

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Samuel T. Francis

Topic: Government (Foreign relations)

Keywords: Middle East

Type: Report


The recent history of the political conflicts in the Horn of Africa shows a strong trend toward alignment with the Soviet Union and the Communist bloc. The strategic importance of the area makes it valuable (in some ways, indispensable) to Western interests and to the Soviets.