Why Multilateralism Still Matters


Across the West, faith in international governance and economic globalization is declining. As Donald Trump’s victory in the United States’ presidential election showed, voters, driven by a sense of injustice…


Making Globalisation Work for Ethiopia

Foreign policy implementation is at the intersection and the political relationship of external/international and internal/domestic environments. It is the political relationships of domestic actors, capacities, instruments, decision making and interests…


The End of AIDS

The AIDS pandemic claimed around 36 million lives between 1981 and 2016, and a similar number around the world currently live with the HIV virus. Some 1.2 million people died…


Eritrea and the Reluctantly Extended Arms Embargo

In May 2009, IGAD enacted sanctions against Eritrea – encouraging the United Nations Security Council to adopt UN Security Council Resolution 1907 on 23 December 2009. IGAD or The Intergovernmental…


Underage Drinking a Recurring Problem in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian beer market is experiencing its biggest growth and transformation to date. Among its 90 million-plus population, it is estimated that an average of eight litres of beer is…


The Modus Operandi of Ethiopia’s Regional Diplomacy

Observers, commentators, and peoples of the region alike frequently misunderstand Ethiopia’s regional diplomacy and its peacekeeping activities. They often tend to think that the reality is hidden, and take an…


Plurality within Reform

It is only fitting that media is focusing on the preeminent national agenda of deep reform, set by the incumbent long before the Ireccha flare-ups that spread like a prairie…


Making Diplomacy Effective in Ethiopia’s Foreign Policy

Diplomacy in Ethiopia is dominated by higher government officials (the prime minister and the foreign minister) sometimes called summit diplomacy. However, given the increasing importance of Ethiopia at the international…


Trump is What Democracy Should not Produce

November 9, 2016,the day Americans exercised their much cherished democratic right of electing their president, should normally have been a day of much joy and elation. However, with the election…


New Cabinet Must be Ultimate Decision Unit

Prime Minister Hailemariam has brought new faces and academically well-grounded individuals into his Cabinet in response to recent public grievance. Will they be up to the expectations of the people…


Ethiopia’s Foreign Policy is Tied to its Economics

Foreign policy is a move from domestic politics to international politics and is also called inside-out approach. Ethiopia’s foreign policy adopted from the inside-out perspective is how international system and…


Risk Beyond Insurer’s Appetite

Risk appetite should not blind us without companies risk map and seated by the gear shift of the institute boards. Amount and type of risk that an organisation is willing…


How to Build Common Identity in a Fractured Nation

President Mulatu Teshome recently highlighted the need to build an ethical and civic minded generation. The fact is, building engaged citizens is more important than producing ethnically divided society. Civic…


Making “Made in Africa” Last

Next time you’re shopping for a pair of jeans in an American mall, check the label. If it was made in, say, Lesotho – a tiny mountainous country surrounded by…


Pitfalls of the New “State of Emergency”

I have been following very closely the recently declared “state of emergency,” officially announced in the statement of the Prime Minister. For me, the announcement was reminiscent of a proclamation…


Ethiopia’s Democratic Deficit

Political culture is the code of acceptable ideas, values and orientations about a political system that is shared by most members of a given community – political community (polity). It…


New Challenges Require New Approaches

Ongoing protests are a concern for any country. Recent events in a number of towns in both the Oromia and Amhara regions have not only led to the tragic loss…


State of Emergency: Shortcut to Quashing Discontent

Last week, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn instructed the law enforcement and security forces to be vigilant and take any action necessary to ensure national security in the face of violent…


Sustainable Institutions Critical for Empowering Women

Enat Bank was established in 2013, with the conviction that an expanded opportunity for women to access banking for savings, access to loans and related services is a key tool…


The Return of Fiscal Policy

Since the global financial crisis of 2008, monetary policy has borne much of the burden of sustaining aggregate demand, boosting growth and preventing deflation in developed economies. Fiscal policy, for…


Wetlands Conservation Key for Env’tal Safeguarding

At a glance, wetlands – large expanses of swamps – seem like a public nuisance, a waste of space; occupying prime land that could otherwise be turned into sprawling shopping…


The Return of Fiscal Policy

As the only game in town when it came to economic stimulus, central banks were driven to adopt increasingly unconventional monetary policies. They began by cutting interest rates to zero,…


Who Pays for Peace in Africa?

The question on who should pay for peace and security operations in Africa has kept policymakers, and the international peace and security community, in Africa busy for some time –…


EPRDF Ignores Calls for Change at its Peril

The roots of the current crisis go back to the elections of May 2015, where the Revolutionary Democrats made it abundantly clear that they would settle for no less than…


Diagnosing Tax Dodging

One of the biggest agendas worldwide, featuring in numerous international summits, is the prevention of aggressive tax avoidance. Though, developing countries are being excluded from the decision-making process. Meetings were…




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With a reformist administration in charge of the executive, there has b...


Agenda

The new electricity tariffs that became effective on December 1, 2018,...


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Who it is that midwifed the rapprochement between E...


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Desert Locusts have been costly to combat, because efforts are made aft...


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A recent photo between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and George Soros...


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The future is bleak. Millennials and younger generations who will inher...


View From Arada

There is heated debate on the propriety, decency and morality of breast...




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