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ICG’s Conjectures on Eritrea: Realistic and Probable or Wishful and Imaginary?

Eritrean Center for Strategic Studies, ECSS, response to ICG's GIGI report on Eritrea
Eritrean Center for Strategic Studies, ECSS, response to ICG’s GIGO report on Eritrea

By ECSS,

On 28 March last month, the ICG released a report entitled: “Eritrea: Scenarios for Future Transition”. Unfortunately, as we illustrate below [1], ICG’s primary sources are mostly the same circle of personalities and entities that harbor a hostile agenda against Eritrea while its basic presumptions are predicated on a superfluous predilection to project a calamitous trend of imminent “doom and gloom”.

As it happened, these skewed approaches have rendered its scenario analysis extremely flawed, and, rather wishful and imaginary.  Continue reading ICG’s Conjectures on Eritrea: Realistic and Probable or Wishful and Imaginary?

Somalia: From Troubled Transition to a Tarnished Transition?

“Political interference and influence, corruption as well as intimidation should stop or expect the ultimate collapse of the transition process” – ICG

By International Crisis Group (ICG),

The term of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Institutions has expired, and there is no new president to take office as envisaged. The current political process has been as undemocratic as the one it seeks to replace, with unprecedented levels of political interference, corruption and intimidation. The end of the transition roadmap process – that is supposed to usher in an inclusive political dispensation – may fail to bring stabilityContinue reading Somalia: From Troubled Transition to a Tarnished Transition?