New Atlanticist

Nov 4, 2022

What to watch next on Ethiopia’s peace deal in Tigray

By Atlantic Council experts

What are the chances that this deal will hold? What role should international institutions play? Our regional experts help sketch out the answers.

Africa Conflict

New Atlanticist

Jan 11, 2022

The US risks losing its influence in the Horn of Africa. Here’s how to get it back.

By Gabriel Negatu

Evolving crises in Ethiopia and Sudan have exposed Washington’s lack of a clear and coherent policy for the region.

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China Inside Out

Dec 16, 2021

Global Sanctions Dashboard: Holiday edition

By Julia Friedlander, Michael Albanese, Maia Nikoladze and Castellum.AI

Coordinated actions against Belarus and global human rights abusers, sanctions on African states, and anti-kleptocracy reform.

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In the News

Dec 13, 2021

Ashford in Inkstick: Debating the efficacy of US sanctions on Venezuela and Ethiopia

By Atlantic Council

On December 13, Emma Ashford was featured in Inkstick’s Adults in a Room column, writing on the Biden administration’s review of sanctions policy. “The Biden administration’s recently released sanctions review was emblematic of a core problem faced by advocates of sanctions reform. To the surprise of many, the review laid out extremely clearly some of […]

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Fast Thinking

Nov 3, 2021

FAST THINKING: Ethiopia is on the brink

By Atlantic Council

What moves does Abiy have left? What role is US policy playing? What other dominos may fall in the region? Our experts keep you ahead of the curve on this fast-moving story.

Africa Conflict

New Atlanticist

Oct 7, 2021

Time is running out for Abiy’s ‘new beginning’ in Ethiopia

By Cameron Hudson

Cheering crowds and soaring rhetoric cannot hide the fact that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s troubles run deeper than just one restive region.

Africa Conflict

New Atlanticist

Sep 17, 2021

Biden finally gets bold on Ethiopia. But will it bring peace?

By Cameron Hudson

The Biden team has launched its final and most elaborate warning shot before cracking down with sanctions against human-rights abusers in the Tigray region.

Africa Conflict

Blog Post

Sep 15, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing August 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

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Event Recap

Jun 18, 2021

Responding to acute challenges in the Horn of Africa, with Finnish FM Pekka Haavisto

By Africa Center

On Friday, June 18, the Africa Center hosted a private conversation on the situation in the Horn of Africa in advance of the June 21 Ethiopian general elections. The conversation featured Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs H.E. Pekka Haavisto, who visited the region earlier this year under the mandate of European Union High Representative Josep Borrell.

Africa Conflict


May 25, 2021

Africa is America’s greatest geopolitical opportunity. Does the US know it?

By Rama Yade

Biden can further build ties with Africa: He should do so not only because these countries have long been underrepresented within leading multilateral organizations, but also because they offer innovative solutions to global challenges including terrorism, climate change, migration, debt, and COVID-19.

Africa Economy & Business