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· The present Ethiopia/Tigray crisis has a problem seen from the point of view of Washington : there is nobody firmly in charge and no policy view is offered

· So everything falls back on Under-Secretary Tibor Nagy’s lap and ,by default, to Peter Pham’s attention . Mr Pham…


Multilateralism has become confused with what America wants to be rather than how to make globalization fairer for poor countries.

Washington’s decision to suspend funding to the World Health Organization/WHO/ is shocking many even those previously well-disposed allies. This is becoming a pattern of behavior. The rest of the world…


For those who don’t know what will trigger a decline or complication on Sudanese-Ethiopian relations this briefing by John Young provides some interesting context.Read full text herehttp://www.smallarmssurveysudan.org/fileadmin/docs/briefing-papers/HSBA-BP-Ethiopia.pdf


Abiy’s policy decisions are unusually quick. But one experience marks them all: They get us into new crises faster than we are solving old crises. Nonetheless the recent bombshell report that Ethiopia will approve commercial cultivation of genetically engineered cotton has a uniquely poisonous quality which carries infection far beyond…


This looks like a new form of entrepreneurial violence.

What’s the difference between good and bad when it comes to Genetically Modified Organisms/GMOs/? It’s fairly worrying when many of so-called charities with altruistic missions working through US government such as Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Clinton Foundation are empowering…


The Need for a New Global Doctrine on Biological Weapons

The distinction between the military and the nonmilitary modes of research is being suppressed.

It is now glaringly evident that another pandemic whose speed and severity rivaled those of the historically known epidemics is around the corner. While battling this is a top priority the developing crisis may provide a…


THE THINGS THAT KEEP ME AWAKE AT NIGHT: All in One!

Though it ended on a note of extraordinary bleakness of the country’s political economy my starting point was dissatisfaction with the pernicious geopolitical move of the leadership.

1. When powerful individuals in the US want to have a stake…


THE THINGS THAT KEEP ME AWAKE AT NIGHT: All in One!

Though it ended on a note of extraordinary bleakness of the country’s political economy my starting point was dissatisfaction with the pernicious geopolitical move of the leadership.

1. When powerful individuals in the US want to have a stake…


Though it ended on a note of extraordinary bleakness of the country’s political economy my starting point was dissatisfaction with the pernicious geopolitical move of the leadership.

1. When powerful individuals in the US want to have a stake in the natural resources of an African country, with a claim…


It takes no great gift of foresight to realize that unless there is a different kind of progress, there will be religious mobilization.

This has been the commentary some years back on the paper two decades ago and replayed in subsequent years to remind policy makers. It’s being republished for relevance. https://medium.com/the-current-analyst/religion-peace-and-the-future-of-ethiopia-a089a9ef4ca5?source=your_stories_page---------------------------

No conventional political scientist of stature, much less the profession as a whole, predicted the advent of religion in modern Ethiopian politics. This is what happens when “lack of foresight, awareness, or calculation are rampant in national security policy.

Current Analyst

Current Analyst is an online journal dedicated to the exploration of peace and security issues in Africa. By Medhane Tadesse. Blog: www.currentanalyst.com/blog

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