Past event

Invitation Only

Eritrea and Ethiopia: Beyond the Impasse?

The British Institute in Eastern Africa, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa, Nairobi, Kenya

Horn of Africa Project


Jason Mosley, Author; Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Discussant: Dr Cedric Barnes, Horn of Africa Project Director, International Crisis Group
Chair: Meredith Preston McGhie, Regional Director, Africa, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue


This event will launch the Chatham House Briefing Paper Eritrea and Ethiopia: Beyond the Impasse? 

After a decade-long stalemate between Eritrea and Ethiopia, there is now an opportunity for international engagement in the region to foster improved long-term relations. The author of the briefing paper, Jason Mosley, will argue that an over-focus on the border dispute and demarcation by international interlocutors has been counterproductive, and has distracted from more nuanced and constructive engagements in other matters. He will suggest that by engaging with Ethiopia and Eritrea individually, rather than making short-term attempts to promote dialogue between the two countries, the international community could be far more effective.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

Please note that the location of this event is The British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.