The European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs commissioned a study on the European Union's framework for the Horn of Africa. Released in September 2012, the authors are Ahmed Soliman, Alex Vines and Jason Mosley, all of Chatham House in London.
The authors concluded that quiet engagement in Ethiopia and Eritrea presents the greatest new opportunity to influence constructive shifts in regional security and economic dynamics. This was true before the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, and is even more the case now. Strengthening the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) will also be essential if the region's potential and the EU's goals are to be realized.
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