The Conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia

Patrick Gilkes and Martin Plaut

In this, the first authoritative study of the conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia that broke out in May 1998, the authors unravel the complex events that led to this crisis.

Excellent, lucid and very even handed…' - Richard Dowden, Africa Editor, The Economist . In this, the first authoritative study of the conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia that broke out in May 1998, the authors unravel the complex events that led to this crisis. On the basis of visits to the region and discussions with the key players, they provide an in-depth investigation of the background to the war, and prospects for peace.

In this, the first authoritative study of the conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia that broke out in May 1998, the authors unravel the complex events that led to this crisis. On the basis of visits to the region and discussions with the key players, they provide an in-depth investigation of the background to the war, and prospects for peace. The study also contains in full the key documents laying out the diplomatic initiatives by the United States, Rwanda and the Organization of African Unity to resolve the crisis, as well as detailed information on the alliances across the region and how they support one another.

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