Fragmented Transitions in the Context of Competitive Regionalism: The Case of Ethiopia

Abel Abate Demissie, Leulseged Girma, Jan Pospisil

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This report aims to explore the new regional configuration in the Wider Horn, with Ethiopia as its centre. It analyses perceptions and expectations of all relevant actors in this configuration, treating Ethiopia as both a country subject to regional power projection in its own fragile political transition, and as a regional player in its own right. After a first outlook on the interlinkages of internal and regional dynamics, the report will expand on the historical pretext of the current configuration that evolves around Ethiopia’s transition. It will then analyse the perceptions and expectations between Ethiopia and the regional players, before suggesting some preliminary conclusions on what could be learned from the dynamic structural setup in the Wider Horn for other transitional regional configurations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Number of pages36
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2022


  • Ethiopia
  • Tigray
  • regional powers
  • regional governance
  • competitive regionalism
  • peacebuilding
  • peace mediation
  • regional transitions
  • transitional governance


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