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The Demise of Ginbot 7: Rest in Peace (R.I.P.)

The editors of Strathink believe that Ginbot 7 is largely irrelevant and we have little to say about an organization that has become inauthentic and illegitimate in today’s Ethiopia. However, the extraordinarily revealing interview of Ginbot 7 leader Neamin Zeleke was hard to ignore.  by the Strathink Editorial Team Last week’s historic transition resulted in […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Politics and Security, Uncategorized5 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

Ginbot 7 and the Ethiopian Diaspora: Next Steps

By the Strathink Editorial Team Berhanu Nega, leader of Ginbot 7, a self-described terrorist group committed to overthrowing the Ethiopian government “by any means necessary,” is back in the United States. Why? Presumably, the economist turned military commander of a 200-man army based in Asmara is here to raise money and the flagging hopes of […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Democracy, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Policy Dialogue, Politics and Security21 Comments

One Athlete + One Terrorist + One Narcissist + One Foolish European = Hypocrisy

by the Strathink Editorial Team Feyisa Lilesa, Berhanu Nega, Merera Gudina, and Ana Gomes are a mixed bag of political and ethical hypocrisy. Each occupies a uniquely singular place in contemporary Ethiopian politics. Separately they are short bursts of noise on the internet. Together they are a headline that outlives its usefulness in a few […]

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Current Tensions in Ethopia: Looking Inward

  By the Strathink Editorial Team The scale and scope of Ethiopia’s political unrest during the past year has alarmed officials of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic  Front (EPRDF), and with good reason. In Oromia, home to Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, simmering tensions have erupted over, ostensibly, the Addis Ababa Master Plan and later into […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Democracy, Economy, Ethiopia, Politics and Security, Regional Issues2 Comments

The Donkeys of Asmara: Berhanu Nega’s Story in the New York Times

by The Strathink Editorial Team Joshua Hammer, a prize winning journalist who writes about Africa, took on the strange and sad story of Berhanu Nega in a New York Times article entitled, “Once a Bucknell Professor, Now the Commander of an Ethiopian Rebel Army.” And why not? Berhanu Nega’s story is made for Western audiences—an […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Politics and Security, Regional Issues65 Comments

“We Have to Pay With Blood”: Berhanu Nega’s Struggle for Relevance and Legitimacy (Part 3)

  by the Strathink Editorial Team Berhanu Nega came back to the United States on a mission—to re-energize a brittle and flagging organization breaking apart from Asmara to Washington, D.C. On January 31st, he gave a speech in Maryland to his followers. We look at Berhanu Nega through his own words. This is Part32 in […]

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“We Have to Pay With Blood”: Berhanu Nega’s Struggle for Relevance and Legitimacy (Part 2)

by the Strathink Editorial Team Berhanu Nega came back to the United States on a mission—to re-energize a brittle and flagging organization breaking apart from Asmara to Washington, D.C. On January 31st, he gave a speech in Maryland to his followers. We look at Berhanu Nega through his own words. This is Part 2 in […]

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“We Have to Pay With Blood”: Berhanu Nega’s Struggle for Relevance and Legitimacy (Part 1)

  by the Strathink Editorial Team Berhanu Nega came back to the United States on a mission—to re-energize a brittle and flagging organization breaking apart from Asmara to Washington, D.C. On January 31st, he gave a speech in Maryland to his followers. We look at Berhanu Nega in his search for relevance and legitimacy through […]

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Democracy One: European Commission Zero

by the Strathink Editorial Team While Europe was closing its doors on refugees fleeing the violence and deprivation in places such as Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq—the Dutch Vice President of the European Commission denying that they are even legitimate refugees—Ethiopia is host to a staggering three-quarters of a million refugees. Ethiopia has opened its doors […]

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