Hilary Matfess

Hilary Matfess is a research analyst with the Center for Democracy and Development in Abuja, Nigeria and the Nigeria Social Violence Project at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Her work focuses on the nexus of governance and security in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has conducted fieldwork in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Nigeria.

Ethiopia’s strategic value in counter-terrorism operations in the region butts heads with American foreign policy objectives of promoting democracy and liberal democratic values.