Dr Mehari Taddele Maru is a scholar of peace and security, law and governance, strategy and management, human rights and migration issues.
The international community has to take urgent action to bring the warring sides to the negotiation table.
As a biased mediator, the Trump administration cannot deliver a deal that would satisfy both Egypt and Ethiopia.
Recent diplomatic initiatives in the Horn are a positive step, but the region needs much more to achieve lasting peace.
The competition between great powers has triggered a string of major political developments in East Africa.