Ethiopia and Eritrea [978-1-59-907231-9]


Author : Belete Belachew Yihun

ISBN Code : 978-1-59-907231-9
Language : English
Pages number : 256
Format : Paperback

Ethiopia and Eritrea: Insights into the Peace Nexus is a timely book that comprises contributions from seven scholars of Ethiopian, Eritrean and other nationalities with intimate knowledge of the two nations and the unfolding peace process.

Ethiopia and Eritrea share a colorful past, replete with contested and polarized interpretations and perspectives. Observers and pundits often amplify, as is demonstrated in historical accounts and policy orientations, politically sensitized viewpoints readily tailored to reflect leading sentiments of the time. Self-reflection, critical appraisal and sober assessment of developments have been visibly missing, or intentionally misconstrued, in the overall discourse analysis.

In the context of the ongoing rapprochement between the two countries, it remains imperative to critically examine previous imperfections, more so with the view to assure the very resilience of the peace process. Now it has become evident that Ethiopia and Eritrea can’t afford to squander this opportunity, and doing so comes at even higher cost for both countries and the immediate region.


Editor’s Note

Foreword by Bahru Zewde


1. Thorny Fault Lines In The Ethiopia-Eritrea Relationship: The Way Forward. by Belete Belachew Yihun


2. Good Prospects For Peace Between Eritrea and Ethiopia. By Tekeste Negash

3. Prospects For Maintaining The New Eritrea-Ethiopia Peace: Lessons From The Past. by Senai W. Andemariam

4. The Ethiopia-Eritrea Relationship:Reflections On Pending Legal Disputes. by Wondemagegn Tadesse

5. Examining The Role Of State And Non-State Actors For Sustainable Peace Between Ethiopia And Eritrea. by Wegahta K. Sereke And Daniel R. Mekonnen

6. Eritrea-Ethiopia Rapprochement and its impact on Foreign Policy. by Patrick Gilkes

7. Making Sense of the “Deal”. by Medhane Tadesse


Milestones: Ethiopia-Eritrea Relations in the Post-1991 Period



A. Agreement of Friendship and co-operation between the Transitional Government of Ethiopia and the Government of the State of Eritrea

B. Agreement Between The Government of the State of Eritrea and theTransitional Government of Ethiopia on the Establishment of the Joint High Ministerial Commission

C. Algiers Agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea

D. Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship between Eritrea and Ethiopia

E. Agreement on Peace, Friendship and Comprehensive Cooperation between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea



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