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Ethiopia: Contemplating Elections and the Prospects for Peaceful Reform

Source: USIP  April 29, 2021 |  Amid ongoing violence across the country, the vote may offer opportunities to support political dialogue and decrease polarization. Ethiopia is approaching parliamentary elections on June 5. This will be…
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Could a National Dialogue Solve Ethiopia’s Political Crisis?

USIP | It is time to talk about the common challenges that every Ethiopian faces. While the recent conflict in Tigray renewed international focus on Ethiopia, more challenges lie ahead, including elections now scheduled for June 5. The state…
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Ethiopia’s worsening crisis threatens regional, Mideast security

Source: Al-Monitor | Payton Knopf and Jeffrey Feltman With the Horn of Africa increasingly becoming an integral part of the Middle East’s security landscape, the fallout from Ethiopia's current crisis will have a significant impact…
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The Unfolding Conflict in Ethiopia

Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International OrganizationsCongressional Testimony | BY: Susan Stigant | Thursday, December 3, 2020 Susan Stigant, director of Africa…
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Statement on Ethiopia by the Senior Study Group on Peace and Security in the Red Sea Arena

Source: USIP As members of the bipartisan senior study group on peace and security in the Red Sea arena, we are watching with grave concern the situation in Ethiopia. While many of the facts remain unclear, the risks of escalation are certain:…
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“America First” and Implications for US Strategy in the Horn of Africa

Source: Small Wars | Richard McManamon Abstract Since taking office, President Trump has challenged the global order with his “America First” approach. He has questioned the role of the US and its Allies within NATO, exited the Paris Climate…
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What Ethiopia’s Brewing Conflict Means for the Country—and the Region

Source: Small Wars | Aly Verjee and Susan Stigant | USIP Publication A protracted conflict between the federal government and the Tigray region is still not inevitable, but it will require both sides to choose another path. Violent conflict…
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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,”…