Ethiopia, China, and the West
This chapter provides an assessment of the triangular relationship between Ethiopia, China, and the West and its impact on security on the Horn of Africa. Examining how geo-politics has impacted over time upon the policy options of external states like China and the United States with regard to Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa, and the way that successive governments in Addis Ababa have sought to mobilize support or thwart interference from these external states is a key to understanding regional peace and security.
KeywordsChinese foreign policy US foreign policy African security Horn of Africa Cold War Sudan Somalia Eritrea Meles Zenawi Haile Selassie
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