A ceasefire in the border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea is only the beginning of the process of conflict resolution that must occur for peace to take hold. The border war is the result of long standing distrust and animosity between these two countries. Therefore the possibility of the conflict erupting into violence again is high unless serious internal and international effort is put into the demarcation of the border and the acceptance of that demarcated border as fair.

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Copyright © 2000 Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. This article first appeared in Institute on Global Conflict Cooperation Policy Brief 14 (2000), 1-4.

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