WHY RECOGNIZING SOMALILAND BY U.S.A COULD BE A GAME CHANGER IN THE CURRENT GEOPOLITICAL DYNAMICS IN HORN OF AFRICA?
1. Recognizing Somaliland would let the U.S.A. build a partnership with the government of Somaliland that would give Washington a protection against further deterioration and out-maneuvering of America’s position and interests in Horn of Africa region;
2. Somaliland perfectly fits the criteria of being America’s overseas strategic strongpoint to counterbalance the Chinese predatory policy and its ever growing economic and security influence in Horn of Africa region;
3. By establishing naval bases and commercial ports with special strategic and economic value along Somaliland’s long coast, America can secure its regional interests through trade routes and commercial zones that interconnects in all East African countries;
4. Recognizing Somaliland would affirm American support for democratic principles and good governance by rewarding Somaliland’s meticulous and tenacious 30-year-old homegrown peace, stability, governance and democratic endeavour.
By Hussein Adan Igeh (Deyr),