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  • In Memoriam: Seyoum Mesfin, Ethiopian Peacemaker and Patriot January 14, 2021
    Seyoum Mesfin, who was killed in Tigray this week at the age of 71, was Ethiopia’s longest-serving foreign minister. His untimely death robs Ethiopia of a man who exemplified the country’s tradition of enlightened and progressive patriotism. Under other circumstances we would expect a national day of mourning and a state funeral, including national and […]
    Alex DeWaal
  • Talking and fighting about self-determination in Ethiopia January 11, 2021
    Summary: the political dispute that led to war in Tigray, Ethiopia, was sparked by contending interpretations of the right to self-determination in the country’s constitution. A themed collection in the January 2021 issue of the journal Nations and Nationalism explores the diverse theories and practices of self-determination in the Horn of Africa, [...] The post […]
    Alex DeWaal

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A domestic turn: Interview with Adrienne Klein on COVID 19 in NYC

Research Director, Bridget Conley speaks with Adrienne Klein, a Fletcher graduate about time she spent working in a makeshift morgue in New York City. 

News & Media

BBC News | January 3, 2021

Alex de Waal on tensions in the disputed area known as al-Fashaga, where the north-west of Ethiopia's Amhara region meets Sudan's breadbasket Gedaref state.

BBC News | November 29, 2020

Ethiopia took the lead in creating Africa's continental organisation, the African Union (AU), but Ethiopia analyst Alex de Waal argues that its actions are now jeopardising the body's founding principles.

THE GUARDIAN | November 24, 2020

"Each day of killing and starvation and every broadcast of divisive rhetoric in Ethiopia’s media make it harder for Ethiopians to climb out of the abyss into which their leaders are plunging them."

FOREIGN POLICY | November 19, 2020

Biden should learn from Carter and head off further conflict while he still can.

BBC NEWS | November 16, 2020

Alex de Waal on Ethiopia's fast approaching war.

BBC News | October 9, 2020

With Sudan in desperate straits the US administration and Israeli government have seen an opportunity.