Podcast: Adem K. Abebe – A Blueprint for Peace in Ethiopia?

Host Emmanuel Yirdaw talks to Adem Kassie Abebe, a constitutional expert at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance and a regular commentator on Ethiopian politics.

The conversation, which was recorded on 3 December, is structured around some of the ideas Adem presented in his 12 November article for Foreign Policy entitled A Blueprint for Peace in Ethiopia. The discussion touches on the debate around humanitarian access to Tigray, how to deal with Amhara region’s takeover of territory that used to be administered as part of Tigray, achieving mutual recognition between the federal and Tigray governments, and a number of other related issues.

The podcast is also available on most major podcast apps such as Spotify, Stitcher, and Apple Podcasts.

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  • This was a very cool headed conversation in an environment full of political grandstanding and propaganda. Thank you. As an Ethiopian, I strongly believe that negotiated settlement is the only way out of this quagmire. It is much cheaper and sustainable. Unfortunately our society is so polarised that it is impossible to have a rational conversation. That said for the long term peace of Ethiopia and Ethiopians, TPLF must be disarmed.

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