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Land-lockedness and Dependency on Coastal Countries: The Case of Ethiopia

Geopolitics is avowedly state-centric in its premises...the way in which governments conceptualise the distribution of political power beyond their boundaries as a precondition for conducting foreign policy in that special national interest. This is the way state elites make sense of the world in order to respond to or create events to their state’s advantage. Through studying such statecraft we can identify codes that are the building blocks of geopolitical world order.1