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Ethiopia on the Brink

November 6, 2020

Episode Notes:

Ethiopia is on the brink of civil war. At issue is the government’s dispute with the northern region of Tigray, where violence erupted after the regional government there attacked a miiltary base. Addis Ababa has cut off communications to the region, there are reports of shelling, and army officials have promised to deploy more troops.

Emilia Columbo joins the Warcast to discuss the latest in Ethiopia. Columbo is a non-resident senior associate to the CSIS Africa Program. Previously, she served as a senior analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, covering African and Latin American political-security issues.

[ 00:57 ] Implications for U.S. interests

[ 02:56 ] What to look for going forward

[ 07:56 ] Response of neighboring countries

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