Ethiopia's Foreign Affairs and National Security Policy: The Case for a Paradigm Shift

9 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2009

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Alemayehu F Weldemariam

LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin; Suffolk University

Date Written: November 20, 2009

Abstract

The paper critiques the Foreign Affairs and National Security Policy and Strategy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The thrust of my argument is that the central purpose of Ethiopia's foreign and security policy has remained the same, in spite of the shift in orientation. A change in discourse has not brought about a change in essence. Human security should have been made to constitute the basis of the FANSPS. Besides, the Government should work aggressively to get a critical mass of women into leadership positions in the foreign affairs and security sector pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution No 1325.

Keywords: foreign policy, national security policy, international relations, FRDE, Ethiopia

Suggested Citation

Weldemariam, Alemayehu F, Ethiopia's Foreign Affairs and National Security Policy: The Case for a Paradigm Shift (November 20, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1511625 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1511625

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