October 4, 2021Ethiopia
On September 30 the Ethiopian government declared seven senior UN officials—five from OCHA, one from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and an official from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights—personae non gratae and insisted that they leave the country. Federal officials claimed that the expelled personnel had been “meddling in the internal affairs of the country.” The announcement came just days after the UN’s Emergency Relief Coordinator called the manmade crisis in Tigray “a stain on our conscience.”
December 30, 2020Ethiopia
As 2020 draws to a close, the terrible toll of the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is coming into sharper focus.
May 3, 2012Pakistan
Leading Pakistani journalist and bestselling author Ahmed Rashid analyzes the current state of Afghanistan and Pakistan, prospects for U.S. government negotiation with the Taliban, and the potential …
February 23, 2022Ethiopia
When the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) began generating electricity a few days ago, it marked a triumphant moment for a troubled country. Paired with the images of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s engagements at the recent AU and European Union-Africa Summits, in which he advocated for a stronger African voice in international decision-making, and the news that the Ethiopian parliament voted to lift the state of emergency that had been imposed late last year, the latest developments can seem like a return to form for Ethiopia and its relations with the rest of the world.
October 24, 2013China
Shazeda Ahmed is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. In early- to mid-October, NASA came under fire for allegations of prejudice against Chinese scientists. Prominent sci…