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National Pride, Power and China’s Political Calculus in Ethiopia
(Dr Romain Dittgen and Abel Abate Demissie) Contrary to the predominant perception of all of China’s key partners in Africa being either resource rich or economic powerhouses, Ethiopia is neither. Its strategic position within the Horn of Africa and its sta...

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(Mehari Taddele Maru and Abel Abate Demise) During his meeting last year with Prime Minister Haile-Mariam Desalegn of Ethiopia, President Barack Obama pointed out the  enormous progress in a country that once had great difficulty feeding itself. It’s now no...

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Dr. Mehari Taddele Maru & Abel Abate Ethiopia has a well articulated foreign and security policy called the Foreign Affairs and National Security Policy and Strategy (FANSPS). Its substantive anchor on development and stability as well as geographic focus o...

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In defense of the IGAD-led mediation original position on multi-stakeholder negotiations
The South Sudan crisis has invited many parallel peace initiative alongside the IGAD-led mediation, such as the Arusha Intra-party process, the Khartoum process and the less talked about Entebbe meetings. In addition to siphoning off scarce resources and er...

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No End in Sight for South Sudan's crisis
The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) would perform an important service to the people of South Sudan if it succeeds in ending the current civil war, revitalises the role of its collective leadership and decision-making, and transforms itself into a...

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Ethiopia's Policy towards the AU: Unique contributions and special responsibilities?
Ethiopia's Policy towards the AU : Unique contributions and
special responsibilities? Dr.iur. Mehari
Taddele Maruand Abel Abate Needless to say,
as discussed elsewhere in detail by the authors,Ethiopia has well articulated
foreign and security policy called...

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Ethiopian Defense Force: Efficiency for less
Abel Abate Demissie  About
a year ago, I paid a visit to Somalia, the war-torn Horn of African nation
which hasn’t seen a functional government since the beginning of the 1990s. I
had the privilege of visiting several government offices and had numerous

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South Sudan: National constitutive dialogue as the only way forward towards a viable democratic constitutional state
Mehari Taddele Maru and Abel Abate  Two
weeks after the June 10 agreement was signed to form a transitional government
of national unity within 60 days, on 23 June 2014, the Intergovernmental
Authority on Development (IGAD)-led peace talks on South Sudan...
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