The TPLF’s Double-A (Afar-Amhara) Strategy Throws Addis Ababa into a Dilemma

The TPLF’s Double-A (Afar-Amhara) Strategy Throws Addis Ababa into a Dilemma

The TPLF’s “Double-A” strategy of invading both the Afar and Amhara Regions dramatically escalates Ethiopia’s undeclared civil war by throwing the capital into a dilemma whereby Addis Ababa will either have to deploy its “entire defensive capability” and “all capable Ethiopians” against the insurgents like it threatened to do or submit to their political demands…

Is Foreign Meddling in Ethiopia Actually a Proxy War Against China?

Is Foreign Meddling in Ethiopia Actually a Proxy War Against China?

The US, its Western allies, and the Arab League must stop meddling in Ethiopia’s internal affairs and the GERD issue should be resolved via African Union-led talks, not the UNSC. Africa’s second most populous country of Ethiopia has recently experienced a surge in foreign meddling over the past year. This former kingdom, which was among…

What Explains Ethiopia’s Stunning Military Reversal in Tigray?

What Explains Ethiopia’s Stunning Military Reversal in Tigray?

Addis Ababa’s unexpected decision to implement a unilateral ceasefire in its rebellious Tigray Region following eight months of war there was influenced by its opponents’ unconventional military advantage fighting on their mountainous home turf, neighboring Eritrea’s military withdrawal from the conflict following international criticism of its activities, and the immense Western pressure put upon the…

Don’t Allow Another U.S.-NATO Libya in the Horn of Africa

Don’t Allow Another U.S.-NATO Libya in the Horn of Africa

Paternalistic U.S. government political posturing toward Africa has a history of turning into fatal consequences for the masses of African peoples. A decade ago, several of the same individuals who now hold positions in the Biden administration were accomplices in the U.S.-led NATO decimation of Libya, which was rationalized under the guise of protecting “pro-democracy”…

Here’s How Eritrea Became the Horn of Africa’s Most Influential Country

Here’s How Eritrea Became the Horn of Africa’s Most Influential Country

Eritrea used to be regarded as a so-called “pariah state” and is still perceived that way to a certain extent among some, but recent years have seen its regional role evolve to the point where it’s arguably the most important player in the Horn of Africa right now, thereby warranting an analysis of how this…