Independence Day Reflections
Friday, May 24, marked the 28th anniversary of Eritrea’s independence from Ethiopia -Eritrea’s proudest and happiest moment when it finally
The Abiy Phenomenon
How volatile human affairs are! A couple of decades ago, who would have thought the wave of democratization that swept
Are Muslims or Muslim Societies Prone to Violence?
I want to highlight three points in this article. First, I want to underscore the obvious fact that killing of
Is There a Silver Lining for Eritrea?
After living 25 plus years under a dictatorship, hope is one thing many Eritreans will find difficult to hang on
The Games Of Dictators
In this article, I want to elaborate on the theme I started with in my previous article, “Recognizing The Games
Recognizing The Games Dictators Play
Have you ever wondered why dictators loom so large in all our history books and why they are so often
Eritrea: The Fall of Dictatorship And Consolidation Of Democracy
I wrote my introductory remarks (Part 1 of this series) on this topic before reading Saleh Y’s latest piece. Saleh’s
Democratization And Transition: Introductory Remarks (Part 1)
The struggle for liberty and justice did not start on September 1, 1961. The date marks the beginning of the
There Are No Shortcuts To Struggle for Freedom!
In times of great distress (social, economic, or political), nations sprout two types of people: the panicky and the resolute.
One of the most astonishing phenomena of recent history is the rapidity with which former communist countries forsook communism to
Eritrean conditions: Reflections On Independence Day
May 24, 1991. Independence Day! The memory may have faded but few will forget the joy they felt when they
Yosief’s Circular Journey In Search Of Ethiopia
Yosief’s Circular Journey in search of Ethiopia: an identity Crisis or just plain mischief? When I suggested ignoring Yosief Ghebrehiwet
Operation Forto: A Prelude To A Final Showdown?
If you return to awate after a few weeks or even a few days it is hard to catch up
Ageism In Eritrean Politics: A Stereotype Gone Berserk?
Why? When that three-letter word is uttered (or rather blurted out) by my daughter, I sometimes wish the word never existed
As You Head To The Conference…
The conference is almost here! In a few days, hundreds of Eritreans from all over the world representing all kinds
Remembering September 1
If you think you know the history of Eritrea, here is a pop quiz: when did Eritrea’s armed struggle for
A Short-lived Democracy That Never Was
Two men surveyed the scene in Eritrea from afar. One saw (or thought he saw) a new era of freedom
Elites, Isaias, EPLF, And The Eritrean people
It is always better to look ahead than to look back; better to propose solutions than to lament the past
A Nation ready To Explode!
As I was passing by the brilliant young Eritrean who sells hotdogs near where I work, I noticed that he
On Christmas, Christianity And Islam: Basic Similarities And Differences
Tomorrow more than a billion Christians will be celebrating Christmas all over the world. For Tewahdos, the big day falls