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The Struggle Over Eritrea, 1962-1978
The Struggle Over Eritrea, 1962-1978
By Haggai Erlich
Hoover, 1982, 155 pp.

An Israeli historian and specialist on Eritrea asserts that the Eritrean separatist movements effectively lost their struggle with Ethiopia in 1977-1978 when their own internal feuding, aggravated by ideological differences, prevented them from moving decisively while the Ethiopian army was occupied in the Ogaden. According to the author, most Arab aid to Eritrean insurgents also dwindled after 1978 as a consequence of the heavily Marxist orientation of the dominant EPLF liberation group.