Don’t Remove Ethiopia’s AGOA Trade Privileges
The Biden administration has threatened to end Addis Ababa’s eligibility under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Doing so would hurt the poor the most.
U.N. Officials Downplayed Sexual Violence in Ethiopia in Leaked Call
In a conversation in March, U.N. officials on the ground questioned whether some reports of mass rapes in the Tigray fight were “media hype.”
Why Did Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Rebuff Samantha Power?
The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development was seeking greater access for aid workers in Tigray.
Ethiopia’s Problems Stem From Internal Colonialism
Robert Kaplan’s selective reading of history bolsters proponents of a centralized state while ignoring the legitimacy of federalists’ demands.
Ethiopia’s Problems Aren’t Postcolonial
The country seems on the verge of falling apart. Here’s why it won’t.
Will a Cease-Fire End Ethiopia’s Civil War?
Tigrayan forces retook the regional capital, Mekele, as Abiy Ahmed declared a unilateral cease-fire and federal forces and officials retreated.
Ethiopia Faces a Famine Resurgence
As Ethiopians head to the polls, a dire humanitarian crisis is unfolding.
Biden Administration Plans Visa Restrictions on Ethiopian Officials Over Tigray
Imposing visa restrictions on officials signals the start of a major U.S. policy shift.
Why Eritrea Won’t Leave Ethiopia
Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki has long coveted access to Ethiopia’s economy. His alliance with Abiy Ahmed will let him achieve his goals at the expense of Ethiopian sovereignty.
Only Washington Can Save the Renaissance Dam Negotiations Now
Since Ethiopia has hampered negotiations, Egypt needs the United States to preserve its access to the Nile.
Ethiopia’s Tigray War Is Fueling Amhara Expansionism
Abiy Ahmed depends on the support of ethnic Amhara leaders and militias whose goal is to reconquer what they consider lost territories—from Tigray to Sudan.
In Tigray, Sexual Violence Has Become a Weapon of War
The world must step in now and call the assaults what they are: a war crime.
U.S. Africa Envoy: Ethiopia Crisis Could Make Syria Look Like ‘Child’s Play’
Jeffrey Feltman, the new American envoy to the Horn of Africa, faces a cascade of overlapping challenges in the region.
How Far Will the Ethiopian-Eritrean Alliance Go?
Former foes have found a common enemy in the TPLF. Will it lead beyond battlefield cooperation?
Ethiopia Needs a Constitutional Convention
Establishing an inclusive reform process could end the country’s stalemate between unitarists and ethnonationalists.
What Ethiopia Can Learn From Japan
Abiy Ahmed must return to his concept of “medemer” and reject the notion of politics as a zero-sum game.
Biden Eyes Former Top U.N. Official for Horn of Africa Envoy
Washington wants a seasoned point person for the brewing crises in East Africa.