From Nobel Prize to Cordon Sanitaire – How Somali Jihad and the Cushitic Alliance Led to Ethiopia’s Isolation

From Nobel Prize to Cordon Sanitaire – How Somali Jihad and the Cushitic Alliance Led to Ethiopia’s Isolation

ByGP EditorDecember 11, 20210 comments26 min read

A week after Abiy Ahmed threatened to unseat Abdullahi Deni of Puntland, war erupted in Tigray after armed forces allied to TPLF attacked the Northern Command of ENDF, and captured its entire arsenal of ballistic missiles. These missiles were later used against Gondar and Bahir Dar in Amhara region, as well as Asmara in Eritrea. The initial intense phase of violent combat engagements rapidly smothered off to retreat of TPLF and its allied forces from towns and villages in Tigray.…

How Enhanced Political Warfare that Failed against Xi Jinping is being used to Weaken Ethiopia
How Enhanced Political Warfare that Failed against Xi Jinping is being used to Weaken Ethiopia
July 15, 202112 min read

In the Tigray crisis, the Biden Administration and its European allies – with generous support from Egyptian, Tigrayan, and Kenyan military and intelligence institutions – have managed to bleed Ethiopia of financial and human resources; and then secure withdrawal of the Ethiopian military from large swathes of Tigray…

Infernal Peace in Ethiopia – Forging National Survival in Pragmatism and Realism
Infernal Peace in Ethiopia – Forging National Survival in Pragmatism and Realism
July 12, 20217 min read

In 1870s, Khedive Ismail Pasha of Egypt ordered his Chief of Staff, William Wing Loring, to invade Ethiopia and annex the Abbay river basin for the Khedivate crown. This followed the successful annexation of Sanjak of Habesh in 1866, which precipitated the dissolution of the Ottoman Habesh Eyalet…