Friday, January 28, 2022

Ethiopia's Civil War Provides Opening for Iran

 The Middle East Institute posted on 26 January 2022 an analysis titled "Iran to Remain a Key Partner for Ethiopia in the Tigray Conflict" by Banafsheh Keynoush, International Institute for Iranian Studies.

The conflict in Ethiopia has allowed Iran to project power in the Horn of Africa by supporting the central government forces against the Tigray Defense Forces.  Iran has reportedly supplied drones, denied by Ethiopia, and is looking at the relationship as a way to counter Israeli influence in the region.