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American Hypocrisy: H.R. 128

by The Strathink Editorial Team U.S. Congressman Mike Coffman, a Republican from Colorado, is calling on Congress to put House Resolution (H.R.) 128 to a vote following legislative postponement last month. What is H.R. 128? The resolution calls for the U.S. Department of State to review security assistance for Ethiopia unless certain conditions are met […]

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The Smartphone Warriors of Minneapolis

by the Strathink Editorial Team Social media is king. The power of social media to influence large groups of people in the blink of an eye is unprecedented in modern history. But with great power comes great responsibility. This week Facebook removed the pages of Britain First from its online social media platform. Britain First […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Editorial, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Politics and Security, Regional Issues13 Comments

What Can Isayas Afewerki Learn from Robert Mugabe?

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

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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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Editorial, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Politics and Security, Regional Issues8 Comments

Make Your Voice Heard on Senate Resolution 168

by the Strathink Editorial Team It is understandable why Senator Ben Cardin and his co-sponsors have proposed this unhelpful Senate Resolution 168. Maryland, the state Senator Cardin represents, is home to a large number of Ethiopian Americans. Other co-sponsors, such as Senator Al Franken of Minnesota and Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, represent states with […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Democracy, Editorial, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Policy Dialogue, Politics and Security, Regional Issues1 Comment

Abebe Gellaw’s Strange Journey into Fantasy

By The Strathink Editorial Team There is a painful irony in criticizing the vacuousness of non-Ethiopian analysts of Ethiopian affairs. Although one may fundamentally disagree with analysts like Rene LeFort or John Markham, there is an undeniable weightiness to their reasoning that leaves questions in the readers’ minds. This is intellectual discourse. And then you […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Democracy, Editorial, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Politics and Security, Regional Issues1 Comment

New York Times Correspondent Jeffry Gettleman’s Tribute to Himself: Another Paean to the White Man in Africa

By the Strathink Editorial Team New York Times East Africa Bureau Chief Jeffrey Gettleman loves Africa. We know this because he titled his book “Love, Africa.” “Love, Africa” is a memoir about Jeffrey Gettleman’s rise as a journalist—and what a story. The thrills and chills of a Pulitzer prize winning journalist chasing a dream of […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Editorial, Ethiopia, Kenya, Opinion Roundup, Politics and Security, Somalia2 Comments

Response by William Davison to “A Tale of Two Journalists”

To our readers: Below you will find a response to our Opinion Matters piece, “A Tale of Two Journalists.” This response was written by Guardian journalist William Davison. We would like to thank Mr. Davison for his comments. They are fair and balanced and we appreciate the civility of the discourse. We take his criticisms […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Democracy, Editorial, Ethiopia, Uncategorized1 Comment

To the Ethiopian Diaspora: It Is Time To Speak Out

By the Strathink Editorial Team  In 2013, the Ethiopian government adopted a Diaspora Policy to engage Ethiopians worldwide into the process of nation building. Recognizing the enormous potential of its hyphenated citizens around the world, the government enacted measures to encourage participation—whether investing financial or technical resources—into the country’s development. Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign […]

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Moving Away from a Binary Narrative on Ethiopia: Land, Ethnicity and Governance (Part 2)

By the Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopia’s late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi once said to journalist Jonathan Dimbelby, “Africa’s downfall has always been the cult of personality. And their names always seem to begin with M. We have had Mobutu and Mengistu and I am not going to add Meles to the list.” This year’s anniversary […]

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