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A Conflict’s Buffer Zone: Rocks, and Inches

Date: May 24, 2008
Author: Jeffrey Gettleman
QUOTE: The problem is, that sand happens to lie in a very strategic spot, at the mouth of the Red Sea. A war here could imperil some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world and alter the precarious balance of power in the Horn of Africa, a conflict-prone, drought-prone region that already is on the cusp of famine.

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