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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” [Sun Tzu] This is a…

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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 are secondary property of matter.…

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Critiques And The Politics of Truth: “EASE” Demonstrated Afar’s Grievances

“No theory can develop without encountering a wall, and practice is necessary for piercing this wall” [Gilles Deleuze] Introduction  On December 26 to 27, 2015, the “Global Eritrean Advocacy Network” (GEAN) had convened a conference in Cypress California [Gedab News, Dec. 30, 2015]. In the conference Ahmed Youssouf Mohamed, the chairman of the “Eritrean Afar…

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Tunisian Model: Analogical Reasoning for Eritrea’s Democratic Transition

“We shall patiently bear the trials that fate impose on us. We shall work for others without rest” [Anton Chekhov, from his letter to Vanya,1899]. Introduction Emerging democratic governments in the third world would certainly have to confront a legacy of poverty, illiteracy, militarization, a society with multicultural mistrusts, and underdevelopments, that are caused by…

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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 of centralization [1]. Tocqueville as…

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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 of reconciling them. Therefore, leaders…

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An Axe That Breaks Down: YG’S Diagnostic Fallacy

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 to break taboos within a society – against the cult leaders who incite the forbidden desire of others to awaken, and the ambivalent…

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Testimony Of Fr. Athanasius Habtu Ghebre-Ab, Ph.D.

14 Sep 2016 Awate Team Comments (1)

Fr. Athanasius Habtu Ghebre-Ab, Ph.D. Director of External Relations, The Canonical Diaspora Diocese of the Eritrean Orthodox Church (North America, Europe and the…

Testimony of Khaled Beshir, Ph.D.

14 Sep 2016 Awate Team Comments (73)

Testimony of Khaled Beshir, Ph.D. Board Member, Awate Foundation Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM Hearing before the House Committee on foreign…

"Eritrea: A Neglected Regional Threat"

14 Sep 2016 Awate Team Comments (15)

The US Congress' Foreign Affairs Committee will have a hearing on Eritrea under the title, "Eritrea: A Neglected Regional Threat".…

Announcement By Hummed Neberai Scholarship (HNS)

13 Sep 2016 awatestaff Comments (9)

Hummed Neberai Scholarship (HNS) For Academic Excellence and Development of Leadership Skills The descendants of the late Hajj Hummed Ibrahim Neberai of Keren,…




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