· 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 has recently been put in charge of Congo [Kinshasa] as the temperature rises there with the growing conflict between official President Tshisekedi and actual President Kabila. Contrary to Mr Nagy, he really knows Africa and particularly the Horn.

· But , always a lukewarm Trumpist, he has only a limited political reach in the already devastated Africa Bureau of the State…


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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