Brief/ The EU’s Entry Point into the Post-Tigray War Context by Jesutimilehin O. Akamo & Theodros Fisseha

As the Pretoria Agreement signed in November 2022 by Ethiopia’s federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front nears its first anniversary, critical issues remain unresolved. While excluded from the process that led to the agreement, the EU could now focus on these issues to reinsert itself into Ethiopia’s post-conflict stabilisation process, Jesutimilehin O. Akamo (Coordinator […]


Brief/ Resolving Libya’s Legitimacy Crisis: 2023 Elections as a Pathway for Peace and Democratisation? by Happi Cynthia

Libya is in dire need of a legitimate administration to take it a step away from political stagnation and division from which all Libyan institutions suffer. In this JOINT Brief, Happi Cynthia (Institute for Peace and Security Studies – IPSS) discusses UN Special Representative Bathily’s initiative aimed at holding Lybia’s presidential and legislative elections in […]


Paper/ Ethiopia and the Tigray War: Limits and Challenges of EU Policy in a Fragmented and Contested Region by Francesca Caruso and Jesutimilehin O. Akamo

The EU and its member states have traditionally looked at Ethiopia as a strategic partner for regional stability. Yet, this assumption has led the Europeans to neglect Ethiopia’s internal dynamics. In this JOINT Report, Francesca Caruso (Istituto Affari Internazionali – IAI) and Jesutimilehin O. Akamo (Institute for Peace and Security Studies – IPSS) assess Ethiopia’s […]


Roundtable/ “Post-election Libya and the European Union” organized by IPSS

On Wednesday, 23 February, the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS- Addis Ababa University) will host a JOINT Roundtable to discuss extent to which the EU’s agenda for Libya is fit-for-purpose, considering the fragmented nature of Libya’s geopolitical context further highlighted by the postponement of the Libyan elections to an undefined date. Panel: Youssef […]


Brief/Laying the Groundwork for Peace in a Fragmented Libya by Jesutimilehin O. Akamo

In this JOINT Brief, Jesutimilehin O. Akamo (IPSS – Institute for Peace and Security Studies) analyses the concerns that the level of fragmentation in Libya raises about post-election conflicts and proposes an approach that stakeholders like the EU may adopt to help prevent these conflicts.


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