Woldemariam Discusses Tigray War on MEI Podcast | The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

Michael Woldemariam, Associate Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, appeared on the Middle East Institute’s (MEI) Middle East Focus podcast to discuss the ongoing Tigrayan conflict that includes Ethiopia and Eritrea and the influence of external players.

Nathenael Gemechu, Research Assistant at MEI moderates the conversation with Woldemariam and Guled Ahmed, MEI Non-Resident Scholar, on Ethiopia in the first installment of a two-part series on the Horn of Africa. In his comments, Woldemariam discussed the origins of the Tigrayan conflict, the progression of the war, the state of diplomatic negotiations as well as international measures to intervene in the conflict. In discussing how he thinks the conflict might move forward, Woldemariam said that the main priority in Ethiopia is to make the “humanitarian truce” tangible, which would require full humanitarian access to enter conflict-ridden areas of the Tigray region.

Michael Woldemariam is an associate professor of International Relations at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies whose teaching and research interests are in African security studies, with a particular focus on armed conflict in the Horn of Africa. Woldemariam’s scholarly work has been published in the journals Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Terrorism and Political Violence, Journal of Strategic Studies, and the Journal of Eastern African Studies. Read more here.

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