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Situation Report: Ethiopian-Eritrean Relations: Reading the Balance Sheet, Solomon A Dersso
13 January 2004

The tragic and costly war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, which was brought to an end by the Algiers Peace Accord, could well re-ignite unless there is some fairly deft diplomatic intervention by the international community. A return to the battlefield is in neither of these two states` interests, objectively speaking, especially in the light of their current economic problems and the need to address one of the worst famines in years, but such considerations do not always carry the day.

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