international relations

Trump enables occupation and threatens peace prospects in Western Sahara

The Trump administration’s announcement on December 10th 2020 that the USA recognised Moroccan sovereignty over the territory of Western Sahara disregards international...

Somaliland suspends relations with the United Nations amidst rising tensions

On October 25, 2020, Somaliland authorities suspended their relations with the United Nations and banned its activities ‘until further notice’. While the...

A response to Nic Cheeseman on authoritarian aid

Nic Cheeseman has written an interesting article about the current crisis in Ethiopia and its implications for development funding. It contains some...

Ethiopia’s Civil Conflict Won’t Heal Easily

“Pray for us and tell the world that this guy is bombing us.” My friend Mubarak’s What’s App...
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Africa-China Relations during the COVID Pandemic

The political effects of the current COVID pandemic have been seen in multiple areas of global relations. The case of China’s foreign...

Ghosts of juntas past: Can France get it right in Mali...

Should foreign allies prioritise liberty or stability in states undergoing extra-constitutional transition? France again faces this challenge in Mali, with the easy...

African Youth in Focus: Realizing the African Union’s politics of November

After two decades of an academic and policy focus on the demographic “challenges” prompted by a growing youth population in Africa, young...

When diplomacy becomes appeasement – a view from Canada

Leading up to the recent vote on non-permanent members to the UN Security Council, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked with Rwandan President...

Open for Business – but not Democracy: Zimbabwe’s Foreign Policy under...

In late November 2017 Zimbabwe’s, securocrats replaced the nonagenarian Robert Gabriel Mugabe with his long-time confidante Emmerson Mnangagwa, declaring Zimbabwe ‘open for...
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The Battle of Mekelle and Its Implications for Ethiopia

On November 28, Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed congratulated the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) for seizing control of Mekelle, the capital...