International relations of
specific African countries have been grotesquely overlooked under the pretext
of information insufficiency. But Africa is a visceral
part of the international community and failure to efficiently represent it in
the 21st century international relations is quite an annihilation scourge. This
is so because Africa presents opportunities and
challenges in this world of globalization.
In the international relations of
Both examines the ancient and contemporary international relations of Ethiopia
from a unique perspective. A perspective that combines the
cultural context, social work and international relations in order to
effectively analyse the impact of interstate
relations from macro to micro levels of the Ethiopian society. In so
doing he proposes a foreign policy course which addresses various aspects of
Ethiopian foreign relations. He proposes unilateral and multilateral courses of
action to resolve the pressing issue of the Nile
politics, increased involvement in the conflict resolution regime in the
continent and the search for inter-African economic regime as opposed to
reliance on Lome Conventions, GATT talks and WTO,
which basically do nothing for African. If those institutions did provide any
thing for Africa, the west would prefer hibernation to
engagement. It is a transparent
poppycock, which requires no rocket science.
Peter also proposes that colonial
boundaries in African need to be revised in order to avoid civil conflicts.
Colonial boundaries top the list of major causes of death and civil wars in Africa.
If the boundaries are left as they are due to African leadership paranoia,
peace in Africa would remain a machiavellian hallucination.
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Published August 30, 2004
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