The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea on July 9 signed a declaration ending the state of war between the two countries.
The summit between Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in the Eritrean capital, Asmara, on July 9 marked the first time that the neighbors’ heads of state have met in nearly two decades. Continue reading Finally, Peace in the Horn of Africa?→
First, I congratulate you on organizing a successful conference titled: #RethinkingEritrea. Overall, your presentation was clear and concise, while Mr. Seth Kaplan and Mr. Anthony Carroll’s were very focused and informative. I only hope this is a beginning of many more endeavors to educate policymakers in Washington D.C. about Eritrea and the strategically important region of Horn of Africa.
Given the high stakes in the Horn of Africa, and very low level of effort that would be required to set the stage for a much better relationship in the future, it is surely in Washington’s interest to try.
In a reaction to a seminar organized and moderated by Ms. Bronwyn Bruton, a scholar, an author and Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council for African Center, the awate.com Team has posted an article titled “Undercover Lobbyist Rethinking Eritrea” on 8 December 2016.
I am writing this short article not because I am a supporter of the Eritrean government but as an American citizen and proud tax payer, out of my firm belief that US government officials are required to give congressmen and women of the United States unbiased and unfettered information so that the latter can draft policies that could address the underlining problem correctly.