Friday, November 11, 2022

Will Eritrea Be the Spoiler in the Ethiopian Peace Agreement?

 Foreign Policy published on 10 November 2022 a commentary titled "How Eritrea Could Derail the Ethiopian Peace Deal" by Mohamed Kheir Omer.

The author argues that Eritrea's goal is to destroy the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF).  Consequently, Eritrea will be reluctant to remove its military force from Tigray Region until this goal is accomplished.  Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed does not control the presence or conduct of Eritrean troops in Ethiopia.  Eritrean attacks on the TPLF continued after the signing of the peace agreement and show no sign of letting up.