Review from ROAPE Volume 9 Number 23
Conflict and Intervention in the Horn; Behind the War in Eritrea

Conflict and Intervention in the Horn of Africa by Bereket Habte Selassie; Behind the War in Eritrea by Basil Davidson, Lionel Cliffe, and Bereket Habte Selassie
Vol.9 No.23 (Spring 1982), pp108-111
Internal conflict and external intervention have characterised African society since the slave trade, but today they are nowhere more intense than in the Horn of Africa, subject of this penetrating new essay by Bereket Habte Selassie. The author is particularly qualified to examine the interplay between internal conflict and foreign intervention, for he is an Eritrean trained in international law in London who served as Attorney General of Ethiopia, then resigned in protest against human rights violations, especially in Eritrea, and ultimately joined the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF). He now teaches in Washington, D.C.