Accession Number:

ADA265078

Title:

Ethiopia: A Case Study for National and Military Strategy in the New World Order

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The end of the Cold War also marked the end of superpower engagement in the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia, large and strategically located, has been the focus of a U.S. national interest for 40 years. This paper details those interests as they evolved and substantially changed during the regime of Emperor Haile Selassie, which ended in 1974 during the Marxist-Leninist regime of Mengistu Haile Martiam, which ruled from 1976 to 1991 and finally, during the democratically focused regime of Meles Zenawi, in power from 1991 to present. Of particular interest is the Eritrea case, which could begin the ethnic division of Ethiopia and thereby provide a model for Africa. International and national interests in Ethiopia are examined, with the conclusion that humanitarian interests are strongest and other strategic interests are no longer vital internationally or to the U.S.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE