Ethiopian PM's Provocations Risk Regional Stability: A Call for Pragmatism

Understanding the intricacies of Ethiopia's historical situation is vital. PM Abiy's recurrent disregard for the country's landlocked status fuels tension. A leader fostering trust could navigate peaceful cooperation, steering away from confrontational tactics that jeopardize regional stability.

Ethiopian PM's Provocations Risk Regional Stability: A Call for Pragmatism

Dhr. Yusuf Duale Novemeber 21, 2023
Making threats to your neighbors or blowing up conflict trumpets is not in anyone's best interest, instead of daydreaming about moving and relocating Ethiopia to the Red Sea shore by means of force, which is impossible.

Acknowledging the reality of today, rationalizing the situation at hand, and accepting that Ethiopia is a landlocked country and will remain so forever is necessary.

In addition, he should have carefully examined international maritime law, the sensitiveness of the national sovereign, and related responses when it is threatening to attack.

I think the prime minister should have understood that Ethiopia's landlocked situation is simply a part of their inherited history that they must think to live with permanently, not the end of the world.

Based on my observational judgment, PM Abiy frequently neglected this truth, which should have assisted him in overcoming his anxiety and fear accordingly.

Unless he wants a disruptive regional conflict or confrontation with his neighbors and gives up hope to rectify the current distrust, caused by his irresponsible threats or inability to develop and improve a friendly relationship from the start.

From my perspective, he could have come up with better ways to deal with his friendly neighboring states without using the threat of force.

As a matter of fact, only a leader who is trustworthy and good-hearted would have achieved a peaceful and prosperous right path to access to red.

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