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The UAE’s Military and Naval Reliance on Eritrea Makes the War in Yemen Even Riskier for the U.S.

 From Just Security By Rahma A. Hussein Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 9:50 AM   The Saudi-led coalition’s near three-year conflict in Yemen appears to be converging on the Houthi-controlled city of Hodeidah. Foreign diplomats, international humanitarian NGOs, and experts have rightly voiced concerns of the humanitarian disaster that would result if an operation to […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Policy Dialogue, Politics and Security, Regional Issues0 Comments

Eritrea’s Perpetual Winter

By The Strathink Editorial Team Last week there were reports that 20 members of a rebel movement—known as the Benishangul Gumuz People’s Liberation Movement (BPLM)—had been captured while attempting to attack the site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The dam, now close to completion, is expected to quadruple Ethiopia’s current electricity and export […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Economy, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup4 Comments

A Measured U.S. Strategy for the New Africa

We don’t like what comes out of the Atlantic Council on Eritrea and Somalia under the name Bronwyn Bruton, but J. Peter Pham more often than not hits the mark. Rumors of Dr. Pham being named Undersecretary of State for Africa is good news to the policy community in Washington, D.C. Here are his thoughts […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Politics and Security, Regional Issues, Rwanda, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda0 Comments

Ambassador Cohen, Please Stop

By the Strathink.net Editorial Team The strathink.net editorial team is puzzled by the recent interview given by Ambassador Herman Cohen to Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT). In an article posted today by tesfanews.net, “Minority Regime Could Never Achieve Economic Development,” Ambassador Cohen makes a number of statements that seriously call into question his credibility as a […]

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US President Obama Renews Declaring South Sudan Threat to the Security of the United States

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 31, 2015 Notice — Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to South Sudan NOTICE – – – – – – – CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO SOUTH SUDAN On April 3, 2014, by Executive Order 13664, I declared a […]

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