A Cold Warrior Warmly Promoting Human Rights? The case of the Ogaden War (part II)

Estimating reading time: 8 minutes 4. A Fundamental Tenet of US Foreign Policy? Even though the complex and cautious approach to the Ethio-Somali conflict seemed to depict the Carter administration’s recurrence to traditional Cold War policies, we believe that the President’s commitment to human rights was simultaneously sincere and of no secondary relevance. If, on the one hand, the US administration was trying to interpret … Continua a leggere A Cold Warrior Warmly Promoting Human Rights? The case of the Ogaden War (part II)

A Cold Warrior Warmly Promoting Human Rights?  The case of the Ogaden War (part I)

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes 1. Introduction   According to Nancy Mitchell, Jimmy Carter “was a complex man who led the United States  in a complex era.”1 We believe that the complexity of Carter’s presidency, embodied in the simultaneous juxtaposition of a “desire to move beyond the Cold War”2 and the “failure to establish well-defined parameters for superpower behavior in the Third World”3 which influenced  “rising Cold War … Continua a leggere A Cold Warrior Warmly Promoting Human Rights?  The case of the Ogaden War (part I)