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Understanding East Africa's Power Politics, One Core at a Time

May 16, 2018 | 09:30 GMT
A photograph shows a village below a prominent hill in the Semien Mountains near Gondar, Ethiopia.

A village near Gondar, Ethiopia, sits below a prominent hill in the Semien Mountains on Jan. 20, 2017. Publisher Lonely Planet recently ranked Ethiopia among the top 10 world tourist destinations for 2017.

(CARL COURT/Getty Images)

The lines drawn on a map a century ago do little to explain the political forces at work in East Africa. Examining the region through the "power cores" that cut across national boundaries, however, can help us comprehend what makes the region move....

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