After years of little to no interest in the Horn of Africa, powers are now investing billions in the region and are fighting to get a hold of what is now considered a strategic foothold. China, the Gulf States, and Turkey are racing to secure bases and ports in the Horn of Africa due to two major assets: the countries within the Horn have tons of resources, and three of those countries offer coastlines bordering one of the most important shipping corridors. However, intense battling over the area risks its stability and could ruin what it has to offer in the first place. While China does not like to involve itself in the politics of the countries it invests in, Turkey and the Gulf States are bringing in their ongoing disputes and are wreaking havoc on the Horn. As of now, the Gulf States are the most active in the region, but interest will only continue to increase.