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New Atlanticist

Jul 9, 2018

Finally, peace in the Horn of Africa?

By Ashish Kumar Sen

The summit between Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in the Eritrean capital, Asmara, on July 9 marked the first time that the neighbors’ heads of state have met in nearly two decades.

Eritrea Ethiopia

In the News

Jun 27, 2018

Bruton Quoted in Voice of America on the Conflict Between Ethiopia and Eritrea

By Bronwyn Bruton

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Eritrea Ethiopia

In the News

Jun 22, 2018

Bruton in The New York Times: A Peace Best Delayed

By Bronwyn Bruton

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Eritrea Ethiopia

In the News

Apr 27, 2018

Bruton Quoted in TesfaNews on Ambassador Yamamoto’s Visit to Eritrea

By Bronwyn Bruton

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Eritrea

Event Recap

Jun 27, 2017

Roundtable with Louis Mazel

By Africa Center

On Tuesday, June 27, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a roundtable discussion with Mr. Louis Mazel, former chargé d’affaires at the embassy of the United States to the State of Eritrea. In his remarks, Mazel stressed the importance of Eritrea’s extensive coastline and strategic location in the Horn of Africa. He also discussed Eritrea’s […]

Africa East Africa

In the News

Dec 12, 2016

Bruton Quoted by The New Yorker on Broken Government in Eritrea

By Bronwyn Bruton

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Eritrea

New Atlanticist

Dec 8, 2016

Mr. Trump, Put the Ball in Eritrea’s Court

With the growing threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham in Africa and shifting alliances in the region with the Arab Gulf states and Egypt, it is in the best interest of the incoming US administration to reassess engagement with Eritrea, a country which could play a significant strategic role in countering conflict […]

Eritrea

Event Recap

Dec 8, 2016

Rethinking Eritrea

By Africa Center

On Thursday, December 8, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center launched two new publications on Eritrea. The first, Eritrea’s Economy: Ideology and Opportunity, authored by fragile states expert Seth Kaplan, examines the nexus between the ideology of Eritrea’s leadership and the country’s struggling economy. The second, Eritrea: Coming In from the Cold, authored by Africa Center […]

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Report

Dec 7, 2016

Eritrea’s economy: Ideology and opportunity

By Seth Kaplan

Eritrea is often in the news for all the wrong reasons: its high rates of migration to Europe (it has sent more refugees to Europe in recent years than any other African nation), its conflicts with neighboring Ethiopia and Djibouti, and controversy over its mandatory and indefinite national service conscription program. Human rights activists, in […]

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Issue Brief

Dec 7, 2016

Eritrea: Coming in from the cold

By Bronwyn Bruton

Eritrea has long been stigmatized as a regional “spoiler” by Washington, and despite little evidence of wrongdoing, the country remains under Security Council sanctions for supporting terrorist groups in Somalia. Now is the time to rethink that relationship, argues Atlantic Council Africa Center Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton in a new issue brief entitled “Eritrea: Coming […]

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