Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

Eritrea and Ethiopia: Beyond the Impasse

9 May 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Chatham House, London


Jason Mosley, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Discussant: Tim Othieno, Conflict and Peacebuilding Adviser, UK Government Stabilization Unit
Chair: Dr John Campbell, Senior Lecturer, School of Oriental & African Studies



After more than 13 years of stalemate between Eritrea and Ethiopia, there is now an opportunity for international engagement in the region to foster improved relations between the two countries in the long-term. A recent briefing paper, Eritrea and Ethiopia: Beyond the Impasse, argues that an over-focus on the border dispute and demarcation by international interlocutors has been counterproductive, and has distracted from more nuanced and constructive actions. It suggests that a fresh approach should involve bilateral engagement with Eritrea and Ethiopia and focus on promoting the conditions for an eventual confident re-engagement, rather than immediate attempts to promote dialogue between them.

At this event Jason Mosley, the author of the paper, will discuss how the international community could play a more effective  role and highlight some areas of mutual interest.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.