Video: U.S. should make clear it will not support Ethiopia invasion of Eritrea: Prof. Terrence Lyons
Ahead of President Obama's controversial trip to Ethiopia, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on Thursday, held a conference reviewing policy issues in Kenya and Ethiopia.
Among the four panelists was Terrence Lyons, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution at George Mason University, who described the ruling EPRDF as a "friendly authoritative regime".
Regarding Ethiopia's latest belligerent remarks against Eritrea, Prof. Lyons said:
The Ethiopian government has made some really quiet astonishing bellicose statements about Eritrea recently that really are laying the ground work for what could be an escalation of that conflict (the Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict). And that it would be very useful for the United States and for President Obama to say directly to the highest levels of officials: 'We are not on board with you on that. Crossing the border into Eritrea would be a catastrophe, and you shouldn't do it.' To make sure there is no ambiguity on that point.
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