Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-2-2021

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis


Public Policy Leadership

First Advisor

William Berry

Second Advisor

Wesley Yates

Third Advisor

Mohammad Bashir Salau

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The United States is losing the competition for global power to China, especially on the African continent. This thesis aims to analyze opportunities for the United States to take advantage of China’s withdrawal from Ethiopia in order to develop relations with the quickly growing country and influence the country toward democratization. This author found that while democracy is not likely, through increasing relations with Ethiopia’s prime minister, the United States has an opportunity to push for increased individual freedoms for Ethiopians. The author relied on open-source information and strategic analytic techniques often employed by the U.S. intelligence community.

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