Robert Rotberg is establishing chief of Harvard Kennedy School's Program on Intrastate Conflict, previous senior individual, CIGI, and president emeritus, World Peace Foundation
Following 20 difficult years, Ethiopia and Eritrea have at long last chosen to make a significant peace.
The one next to the other new commonwealths that went to war in 1998 – to a great extent in view of the narcissistic needs of their ethnically adjusted pioneers – have at last settled the moderately minor issues that isolated them. Ethiopian Airlines continued flying from Addis Ababa to Asmara, their neighboring capitals on Wednesday. Landlocked Ethiopia will before long have the capacity to send cargo trains to Assab, Eritrea's port on the Red Sea. Telephone utility has been reestablished. Since a long time ago isolated families can visit.
This sudden resumption of discretionary, political, monetary and social ties happened on the grounds that Ethiopia's decision political gathering (the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front) chose a dashing new youthful head administrator in April. Abiy Ahmed, 41 – in spite of the fact that a long-term individual from the gathering and a previous officer – doesn't originate from the Tigrayan-commanded guerilla bunch that upset the Marxist Derg development in Ethiopia and Eritrea in 1991 and has run the country from that point forward.