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.