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Troubled Waters: Egypt and Ethiopia Wrangle Over Nile Dam Russia’s Southward March to the Indian Ocean: Is Washington Turning a Blind Eye to Putin’s Cold War Renaissance?                                                   Everyone  knows Dana Rohrbacher, Champion of Eritrea: He’s a Member of Congress. The Kremlin Likes Him So Much It Gave Him a Code Name. EPRDF: Might is Not Always Right!!!
 

Troubled Waters: Egypt and Ethiopia Wrangle Over Nile Dam

From The Wall Street Journal Addis Ababa’s plans expose rivalry with Cairo for regional power; ‘Egypt cannot live without the Nile’ By Matina Stevis-Gridneff in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dahlia Kholaif in Arab al Raml, Egypt Jan. 17, 2018  The world’s longest river, a lifeline for hundreds of millions of people, is also fast becoming a fault line. Ethiopia’s ambitious […]

Russia’s Southward March to the Indian Ocean: Is Washington Turning a Blind Eye to Putin’s Cold War Renaissance?                                                  

by The Strathink Editoial Team During his December 2017 press roundtable in Addis Ababa, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Donald Yamamoto, appeared blindsided when a reporter asked what would be the U.S. position if Russia starts negotiations to open a military base in Eritrea. Mr. Yamamoto responded by citing a litany of […]

Everyone knows…

To our readers: The Strathink Editorial Team is pleased to announce a new weekly feature called “Everybody knows…” . The objective of this feature is to bring facts to a political discourse often held hostage to rumors, gossip and innuendo. “Every knows…” will look at what people say and think to be true–despite facts to […]

Dana Rohrbacher, Champion of Eritrea: He’s a Member of Congress. The Kremlin Likes Him So Much It Gave Him a Code Name.

The Strathink Editorial Team has no comment on this insightful New York Times article and recent interview with Eritrean champion Congressman Dana Rohrbacher. By NICHOLAS FANDOSNOV. 21, 2017 Representative Dana Rohrabacher, Republican of California, has come under intense political and investigative scrutiny for his closeness to Russia. CreditBill Clark/CQ Roll Call, via Associated Press WASHINGTON — For […]

EPRDF: Might is Not Always Right!!!

To our readers: Strathink is pleased to present this personal reflection by Abebaye Tegen. We are always pleased to publish the thoughts of our readers and invite public discourse on these very important issues. Let us know what you think. A personal reflection for public discourse by abebayetegen@gmail.com The ruling party in Ethiopia, EPRDF, is in […]

Troubled Waters: Egypt and Ethiopia Wrangle Over Nile Dam

January 18, 2018

From The Wall Street Journal Addis Ababa’s plans expose rivalry with Cairo for regional power; ‘Egypt cannot live without the Nile’ By Matina Stevis-Gridneff in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dahlia Kholaif in Arab al Raml, Egypt Jan. 17, 2018  The world’s longest river, a lifeline for hundreds of millions of people, is also fast becoming a fault line. Ethiopia’s ambitious […]

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Russia’s Southward March to the Indian Ocean: Is Washington Turning a Blind Eye to Putin’s Cold War Renaissance?                                                  

January 18, 2018

by The Strathink Editoial Team During his December 2017 press roundtable in Addis Ababa, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Donald Yamamoto, appeared blindsided when a reporter asked what would be the U.S. position if Russia starts negotiations to open a military base in Eritrea. Mr. Yamamoto responded by citing a litany of […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan0 Comments

Everyone knows…

January 6, 2018

To our readers: The Strathink Editorial Team is pleased to announce a new weekly feature called “Everybody knows…” . The objective of this feature is to bring facts to a political discourse often held hostage to rumors, gossip and innuendo. “Every knows…” will look at what people say and think to be true–despite facts to […]

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Dana Rohrbacher, Champion of Eritrea: He’s a Member of Congress. The Kremlin Likes Him So Much It Gave Him a Code Name.

January 6, 2018

The Strathink Editorial Team has no comment on this insightful New York Times article and recent interview with Eritrean champion Congressman Dana Rohrbacher. By NICHOLAS FANDOSNOV. 21, 2017 Representative Dana Rohrabacher, Republican of California, has come under intense political and investigative scrutiny for his closeness to Russia. CreditBill Clark/CQ Roll Call, via Associated Press WASHINGTON — For […]

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EPRDF: Might is Not Always Right!!!

December 31, 2017

To our readers: Strathink is pleased to present this personal reflection by Abebaye Tegen. We are always pleased to publish the thoughts of our readers and invite public discourse on these very important issues. Let us know what you think. A personal reflection for public discourse by abebayetegen@gmail.com The ruling party in Ethiopia, EPRDF, is in […]

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How to Win Back the Soul of the EPRDF: Leadership (Part 1)

December 16, 2017

By the Strathink Editorial Team “We cannot but feel deeply insulted that, at the dawn of the new millennium, ours is one of the poorest countries in the world,” he said, adding that “the darkness of poverty and backwardness” had dimmed the country’s once proud and powerful reputation. “A thousand years from now, when Ethiopians […]

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US and Sudan rebuild ties after decades of sanctions

November 30, 2017

From The National       The Trump administration lifted a 20-year-old sanctions regime on Sudan and some predict the country could be removed from a list of state sponsors of terror Joyce Karam November 27, 2017 For many Americans, Sudan is at worst known for providing a safe haven for Osama bin Laden and the […]

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What Can Isayas Afewerki Learn from Robert Mugabe?

November 30, 2017

The Strathink Editorial Team It should come as a surprise to no one that the removal of Robert Mugabe brings to mind the current rule of longtime strongman Isayas Afewerki of Eritrea. The commonalities between Mr. Mugabe and President Isayas are many. What are lessons to be learned from the rise and fall of a […]

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Time Waits for No Man—Even Isayas Afewerki

November 20, 2017

By The Strathink Editorial Team The new superhero movie, Thor: Ragnorok, is the story of Asgard, a fictional planet within the Marvel Comics universe. Ruled by a tyrant, the people of Asgard simply leave, unable to tolerate the vicissitudes of their cruel and destructive leader. In the end, Asgard, the planet, is destroyed by the […]

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Could Somalia’s biggest terror attack in history see a turnaround in combating al-Shabaab?

November 17, 2017

FROM ISS BY OMAR S MAHMOOD AND GUSTAVO DE CARVALHO The attack in central Mogadishu on 14 October that killed more than 350 people has not drawn much attention from traditional or social media. Despite being the largest terror attack in Somali history, the now-common supportive hashtags disseminated globally after such deadly incidents – such as #PrayforMogadishu – […]

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