Professor Melesse Publishes Article in Foreign Policy on War in Ethiopia

Professor Kassahun Melesse recently (11/19/20) wrote an article for Foreign Policy magazine entitled "Tigray’s War Against Ethiopia Isn’t About Autonomy. It’s About Economic Power."⁠

Professor Melesse argues that this is not a conflict over who gets to rule Tigray, a small region whose population accounts for a mere 6 percent of Ethiopia’s more than 110 million people. Instead, it is a fight over who gets to dominate the commanding heights of the country’s economy, a prize that Tigray’s regional leaders once held and are determined to recapture at any cost.⁠

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