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Perceptions & Values: Transforming the Eritrean Minds

“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your window on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”  —Alan Alda If you ask an artist what is the most difficult subject to paint while retaining true likeness, you are likely to …

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The Allyship Model of Anti-Marginalization Struggle

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” Goethe Dawit Mesfin’s recent article “All about self-liberation” has generated and stimulated discussion among the greatest notable minds of awate forum. The article and the debaters’ input provoked me to write this piece to enhance Dawit’s thesis …

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Stand up Before You Become A Victim Of The Beast  

“Each one hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him (her) last. All of them hope that the storm will pass before their turn comes to be devoured.” Winston Churchill The above quotation is from one of the finest political wits, Winston Churchill, which was …

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A Nation Born Out of A Struggle And Arguments Failed To Unite It’s Diversity

INTRODUCTION: In sociology and political studies, the term diversity describes differences by identifying features that includes ethnic classifications, ideological philosophies, religious beliefs, gender identity etc. And are measured by “diversity indexes” – a proportional ratio of accommodation for purposes of peaceful coexistence. In our contemporary life, diversity to some means …

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Know Your Enemy And Thyself: Act Accordingly

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle” …

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Constitutional Reform And Reconciliation

Introduction:The major division of thoughts in philosophy is the relationship between “being” and “thinking” and the definition of what the world is consisting of – in primary instance. Materialism claims that, in the first instance – the world is just “a matter in motion” and our mind, awareness, and thoughts …

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Decentralized Unitary Governance: A Poison Model Or A Panacea

Overview The terms “centralization” and “decentralization” as new political phenomenon for governmental structures came into usage in France in 1794 and 1820 respectively. After the French revolution, in the mid 1800, Alexis De Tocqueville wrote an article about “a push towards decentralization” but at the end it becomes the extension …

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Eritrean Politics: A Proto-Version Of Never Land

Theorists and practitioners always have different perspectives. Theorists think about synchronism or simultaneous occurrences and assume reliable approaches. Practitioners on the far side think about copout and worry about collisions. Unfortunately, these two sets of views are not entirely compatible; there are many subtle issues that arise in the process …

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Democratic Coup In Eritrea: Unrealistic Utopian Project

[quote style=”4″ author=”Comte de Mirabeau“]When you undertake a revolution, the difficulty is not to make it go; it is to hold it in check.[/quote] Prelude In October 5, 2008, I called on the Eritrean Defense Force (EDF) to avoid the war and defend the rights of our people. In that …

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An Axe That Breaks Down: YG’S Diagnostic Fallacy

[quote style=”4″ author=”Anton Chekhov“]Don’t invent Suffering you have never experienced, and don’t paint Pictures you have never seen[/quote] Franz Kafka was quoted by the crusading noble laureate for literature, Nadine Gordimer, calling literature as “an ax to break up the frozen sea within us.” Writers and authors have the ability …

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U-Turns Regression: Two Opposition, Two Eritreas

“In truth, there is no pain but comfort, no fear but courage, no chaos but order, no betrayal but trust and no dishonor but the highest of accolades.” (Haile-TG) Prelude Politics has never been a matter of principles. It was and will be a matter of interest. It is not …

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Political Dialogue Symposium Needed

[This is a speech presented on March 8, 2014 at the Eritrean Global Solidarity (EGS) Symposium, in the metro Washington-DC, on the general theme: Exploring possible scenario for Eritrean transition to democracy] The Current Situation of the Eritrean Political and Civic Struggle: The Need of Symposium for a Political Dialogue …

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Contours of change And Equilibrium of its Parts (P-V)

Hard Talk: The contours of change And the Equilibrium of its Parts (Part-V)    [This writer warns not to push the envelope of mistrust to the extent of enmity that will hurt the coexistence of our social groups] Prelude In the words of Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov, “anything outstanding and original in …

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Unity And Trust: The Deferred Gratifications

Prelude Recently, my attention was pulled by a compelling attraction, a subject called “political psychology” – a new branch of political science. It is a field dedicated and aimed to understand the political behavior of politicians and political organizations from psychological perspectives. The theory is applied to many contexts, some …

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Leadership And The Geopolitics Of The Horn (Part-II)

Our struggle, instead belting with reassuring chorus to the weight, is indeed ram-shackled and directed into all wrong targets as if we are thrown into an elbow-throwing arena of political punditry.  We lacked brotherhood and sisterhood that foster camaraderie and strengthen our labor of conviction. To be specific, I am …

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