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.
Biden Dispatches Senate Ally to Ethiopia to Address Crisis
Chris Coons to deliver a tough message to Abiy Ahmed.
UNDP Memo Echoes Ethiopian Talking Points on Tigray
Agency memo sidesteps questions around government’s role in Tigray.
The U.N. Must End the Horrors of Ethiopia’s Tigray War
Recent human rights investigations confirm the atrocities that journalists reported in November. A strong multilateral push can force an Eritrean withdrawal and put the region on the path to peace.
From Pariah to Kingmaker
Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki is fueling bloodshed in Tigray—and offering other regional leaders lessons in authoritarianism.