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2015 in Review: Eritrea – Escaping ‘Isolation’

Isolation of Eritrea fails
Why is the now-defunct, politicized, pro-migration policies existed in the first place and how the new, responsive policies towards Eritrea will inevitably change the situation in Eritrea.

By Simon Keleta,

Focused on providing perspective, this current piece will shift some attention to the changing geopolitical context to answer questions as to why the now-defunct, politicized, pro migration policies existed in the first place; how new, responsive policies towards Eritrea will inevitably change the situation in Eritrea.

Witnessing the aimless stroll of frizzy-haired youth down palm-lined boulevards during siesta may have given Asmara’s 2015 visitors the false impression of a nation at peace. Despite the tranquility, let us be clear about one thing: Eritrea is at war. Let us not relegate it to a border “dispute” or the oft confusing “no-peace-no-war” situation, politicized descriptions forwarded by newspapers and governments. Continue reading 2015 in Review: Eritrea – Escaping ‘Isolation’