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Meron Elias

Researcher, Horn of Africa

Crisis Group Role

As Horn of Africa Researcher, Meron Elias follows developments in the region and provides research assistance to the Horn of Africa Project.

Professional Background

Meron studied at Sciences Po Paris and the University of York, where she obtained her BA in Political Science and International Relations. She also holds an MA in International Security from Sciences Po Paris.


  • French
  • Amharic
  • English 
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Latest Updates

Q&A / Africa

UN Court Decision a Fresh Test for Kenya-Somalia Ties

The International Court of Justice on 12 October handed down a decision mostly upholding Somalia’s claims in a long-running maritime border dispute with Kenya. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Meron Elias assesses the potential impact on relations between the two countries.

Q&A / Africa

Understanding the New U.S. Terrorism Designations in Africa

The U.S. has designated two armed groups in the DRC and in Mozambique as terrorist organisations, claiming they are affiliated with the Islamic State, and creating potential legal peril for peacemakers who may deal with them. Crisis Group analyses the implications.