Regional Powers, Great Power Allies, and International Institutions: The Case of Ethiopia

  • Michael Woldemariam
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Part of the Contemporary African Political Economy book series (CONTAPE)

Abstract

What role do international institutions play in the character and conduct of Ethiopian foreign policy? Like most states in the international system, international institutions, at the global and regional levels, have been critical arenas through which the Ethiopian state and its ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) have sought to pursue their interests.

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  • Michael Woldemariam
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  1. 1.Boston UniversityBostonUSA

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