What Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis can teach us about Ethiopia - Devex

Thursday, November 26, 2020

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Earlier this month, tensions between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s national government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, a rival political party that controls the Tigray region in the north, escalated into catastrophic violence. To-date, more than 40,000 civilians...

An abrupt U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan undermines the fragile peace - Washington Post

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

Over the past four years, the Trump administration took bold actions to initiate negotiations between the Kabul government and the Taliban insurgency. For the first time since the Afghanistan conflict began more than 40 years ago, an Afghan government began talking to its main insurgent rival about creating a foundation for a stable future. Thanks to this diplomatic initiative, the pressing question about the U.S. presence in Afghanistan is no longer about winning an “endless war” but about brokering a lasting peace.

Peace Processes

Ethiopia: Verge of Civil War? - Voice of America

Friday, November 20, 2020

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Ambassador David Shinn, former Ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, currently professor of International Affairs at George Washington University, and Susan Stigant, Director of Africa Programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace, discuss with host Carol Castiel the major factors which...

What is behind the conflict in Ethiopia? - Washington Post

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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Violence is escalating in Ethiopia, where a leader once lauded internationally for his reform agenda and forging peace with neighboring Eritrea faces the specter of civil war. This month, long-simmering tensions between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government in Addis Ababa and...

An End to the $1 Trillion War in Afghanistan May Be on Horizon - Bloomberg News

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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America’s large military presence in Afghanistan may be finally coming to an end after almost 20 years at war. Decisions on when and how the U.S. will significantly reduce its presence will play out early next year, national security analysts say. Almost 800,000 U.S. troops have...