US economist publishes open letter critical of US policy on Tigray war

US demands in Addis Ababa are counterproductive

Economist David Steinman calls US policy on Ethiopia civil war ‘counterproductive’

Economist David Steinman calls US policy on Ethiopia civil war ‘counterproductive’

Economist David Steinman calls US policy on Ethiopia civil war ‘counterproductive’

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — David Steinman, the American economist who advised the Ethiopian democracy movement that toppled the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) dictatorship in 2018, released today an open letter criticizing US policy toward Ethiopia. Read the full statement here.

The letter, addressed to US special envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, comes as TPLF forces are reportedly threatening the Ethiopian capital amid a year-long insurgency. Ambassador Feltman recently visited Ethiopia to pressure its federal government to agree a ceasefire, improve humanitarian aid for Tigray and hold war criminals to account.

Steinman, a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominee and author of a historical novel on the TPLF, said, “America should urgently stand firm with the Ethiopian government in exchange for further concessions on the humanitarian access, human rights and other issues. popular government and the forces trying to restore the TPLF dictatorship as a moral equivalent are expanding the war. It is a fight for African freedom.

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Image 1: Economist David Steinman calls US policy on Ethiopia’s civil war ‘counterproductive’

David Steinman, economist and democracy promotion expert

Image 2: US Special Envoy Jeffrey Feltman calls for a ceasefire between the Ethiopian government and the insurgents

Jeffrey Feltman, U.S. Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa

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