The Red Sea zone has long been neglected by governments, policymakers, and analysts. Half of it has been seen as part of the Middle East, the other half as part of Africa, with few trying to bridge the divide. Yet, increasingly, the relations across this narrow strip of water are shaping politics, economics, social connections and much more on both sides.

This African Arguments series, The Thin Red Line, seeks to examine the various fast-changing dynamics spanning the Red Sea. Written by leading journalists, academics and researchers of the region, the articles will examine developments from a variety of angles. It will cover domestic and international politics, economics, migration, security and the responses to new challenges and opportunities.


The series is supported by the office of the EU Special Representative for the Horn of Africa.

Part 1:

The Thin Red Line

Part 2:

The Thin Red Line

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The Thin Red Line

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More coming soon…

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