Forgotten Conflict: The Tigray War

Map of Ethiopian Civil War (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

This episode of War News Radio investigates the Tigray war in Ethiopia. The civil war has been ongoing since 2020 and has had huge human costs, despite very little press coverage of the conflict. 

We interviewed Professor Emily Paddon Rhoads, a political science professor at Swarthmore College who specializes in international relations, civilian agency, and international responses to conflict. We also spoke to David Shinn, a professor at George Washington University who served in the US Foreign Service, where he was an ambassador to Ethiopia. They discuss the roots of the conflict, the human impact of the war, and the misconceptions and implications of the war. 

This episode was written and produced by Jace Flores, Ethan Pintar, Max Winig, and Sophia Becker.