Accession Number:

ADA222199

Title:

Eritrean Options and Ethiopia's Future

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

This Note analyzes the present critical politicaleconomicmilitary impasse in Ethiopia, with emphasis on Eritrea as the key to the problem. The solution of the Ethiopian crisis depends in large measure on resolving Eritreas relationship to the Ethiopian state. The restoration of the political and economic health of Ethiopia, the most populous and potentially the richest country in the Horn of Africa, would greatly improve the peace and stability of the region. The Note urges a more energetic U.S. and western approach to the deteriorated situation in Ethiopia and proposes that Eritrea be made the centerpiece of a strategy for the restoration of human rights and a flourishing economy in a peaceful Ethiopia. The author bases hit judgements on his experience as a student of Horn of Africa affairs for more than 25 years and as a U.S. government official and scholar, and on visits to Ethiopia in each of the last three years. eg

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Geography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE