Ethiopia: A Geopolitical Time Bomb in the Making

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Ethiopia’s climate-sensitive economy, growing population, and inter-ethnic conflict make it a geopolitical time bomb primed to explode.

Tigray Conflict Risks Civil War in Ethiopia

Ethiopian National Defence Forces peacekeepers marching in Hudur capital city of Bakol Somalia on March 19, 2014 AU UN IST PHOTO / MOHAMUD HASSAN, cc Flickr Amisom Public Information, modified,

Long-term Ethiopia watchers can’t help but be concerned by the military conflict unfolding in northern Tigray.

FDI in Ethiopia: Is “Abiymania” Enough?

Ethiopia at the African Union, cc Flickr Office of the Prime Minister - Ethiopia, modified,

Ethiopia’s new prime minister is popular enough to spawn his own ‘mania.’ But beneath the economic success story of the past year lurks the potential for new conflicts.

Ethiopia’s Geopolitical Ambitions Could Bring about Its Downfall


Ethiopia faces a variety of long-term environmental and societal challenges. Building a Navy won’t help solve any of them.

Ethiopians Flee to Kenya following Botched Military Operation


Kenya has much to gain from actively working to de-escalate the growing crisis in Ethiopia’s Oromia region.

Ethiopia Extends State of Emergency

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The state of emergency may have ended the overt protest movement in Ethiopia, but sectarian tensions remain, and it’s only a matter of time before they rise to the surface once again.

Interview: Rudo Sanyanga on Ethiopia Grand Renaissance Dam, Water Conflicts

GPM-Interview-Small sits down with Rudo Sanyanga of the International Rivers Africa Program to discuss the geopolitical impact of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam and other water conflicts on the continent.

Water Conflict: Egypt and the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

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The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) could well end up as a template for climate conflict in the 21st century.

Breaking Down US Relations with Ethiopia

Map of Ethiopia and region.

US relations with a longstanding ally in Ethiopia are being strained by growing instability and sectarian conflict.

Perfect Storm in Ethiopia: Big Government Controlled by a Small Group

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Little progress is being made on investigations into alleged political violence in Ethiopia.

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