Brief: The Implications of Ethiopian Unrest

The latest ethnic clashes need to be seen in the broader context of Ethiopia’s political and foreign challenges.

Background: In Ethiopia, regional administrative divisions are drawn largely along ethnic lines, so political unrest, too, tends to be defined by these divisions, often with the federal government coming in to stop it. The current fighting between the Tigray region and the federal government reflects this dynamic, but this time it could also have international […]

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