War has broken out in Northern Ethiopia in the Tigray region, and fighting continues despite a tentative ceasefire. What is the cause of this war? What are the implications for the nation and the region? Doug Becker speaks with Ann Fitz-Gerald, Aly Verjee, and Yohannes Gedamu.

Ann Fitz-Gerald is the Director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She is an expert in conflict and national security.

Aly Verjee is a nonresident senior advisor to the Africa program at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Yohannes Gedamu is a Lecturer of Political Science at Georgia Gwinnett College. He is an expert in African politics.

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See also:

What lies behind the war in Tigray?

Peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia, explained