Eritrea and the United States: The 'war on terror' and the Horn of Africa

A chapter from "Eritrea's Foreign Relations: Understanding its Regional Role" (2009)
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Eritrea’s relations with the United States have been fraught from the outset—shaped through and overshadowed by those with Ethiopia, almost always to Eritrea’s disadvantage. The arrival of a new U.S. administration under President Barack Obama offers both sides an opportunity for a fresh start, but it must build on—and overcome—a weighty legacy.

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