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Is the War in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region Ending or Only Just Beginning?

The Jamestown Foundation | Michael Horton On November 28, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali declared victory in his government’s three- week-long war against the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) (al-Jazeera, November…
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What Ethiopia’s Ethnic Unrest Means for China

The Diplomat |  China’s massive investments in Ethiopia give it a lot to lose amid renewed sectarian violence. Media reports have hardly mentioned what the latest episode of sectarian violence in Ethiopia could cost China. Few of the…
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Ethiopia’s Problems Will Not End with a Military Victory

Substantial efforts are needed to reduce political tensions ahead of elections in 2021. USIP Publication: Aly Verjee | Tuesday, November 24, 2020 As violence continues over control of the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray, Ethiopia’s…
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Amid Red Sea Rivalries, Eritrea Plays for Independence

Source: Small Wars | Harry Verhoeven President Isaias proposes a regional bloc to balance the rising influence of Gulf states. When Eritrea’s president last month hosted the leaders of Ethiopia and Somalia to discuss “regional cooperation,”…
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The X Factor in China-UAE Relations: The Horn of Africa

The Diplomat | From port competition to the Somaliland issue, China and the UAE’s conflicting interests in the region are not easy to reconcile. May 03, 2019 On April 26, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Makhtoum, the ruler of Dubai, signed…
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Will Ethiopia-Eritrea Peace Last?

National Interest | Michael Rubin | History warns the relationship between these two countries could suddenly turn sour again. When Eritrea won its independence in 1993 after a thirty-year struggle against Ethiopia, there was optimism that…