Glossary

Glossary of abbreviations, Latin terms, and technical terms.

TermDescription
iustificationem per successusLatin for justified by its successful outcome. It implies that the end justifies the means.
CCPChinese Communist Party. Also called the Communist Party of China (CPC). It is the sole governing authority in the People's Republic of China (PRC), and has made the PRC a party state.
DoDAmerican Department of Defense. The Federal executive department tasked with supervising the United States Armed Force (USAF), and coordinating federal functions related to national security.
e.gLatin for exempli gratia. It means for example.
ENDFEthiopian National Defense Force. It is the Federal military force of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia that is overseen the Ministry of Defense
EUEuropean Union. A supranational administrative entity that brings together 27 European countries to pursue shared economic and political goals.
GoEGovernment of Ethiopia that rules the Federal Parliamentary Republic of Ethiopia. Its powers, authority, and legitimacy are derived from the Constitution of Ethiopia, whose latest iteration is the 1995 Constitution.
GoKGovernment of Kenya.It rules the Republic of Kenya; and its powers, authority, and legitimacy are derived from the Constitution of Kenya.
GUKGovernment of the United Kingdom. Also called Her Majesty's Government (HMG). It is the Central government with a Constitutional Monarch that governs the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Its powers and legitimacy are derived from the Constitution of the United Kingdom.
HMGHer Majesty's Government. See entry on GUK.
i.eLatin for id est. It means that is.
KDFKenya Defence Forces.The national military forces of Kenya.
NISNational Intelligence Service of the Republic of Kenya. It is the Intelligence Agency tasked with conducting domestic and foreign intelligence operations; and some of their findings and analyses are used by GoK to to formulate, execute, or promote existing foreign policies and national security interests.
PLAPeople's Liberation Army. It is the armed forces of the PRC (see entry on PRC).
PRCThe People's Republic of China. See entry on CCP.
TPLFTigray People's Liberation Front. Also known as the Popular Struggle for the Freedom of Tigray. It is an ethno-nationalist political party with an armed (paramilitary) wing. It advocates for
Tigrayan nationalism under the banner of Left-wing Nationalism and Revolutionary Democracy.
UNUnited Nations. A supranational intergovernmental organization that brings together 193 countries and 2 observer nations to pursue shared security goals and promote international cooperation.
USPopular term for the United States of America
USAUnited States of America. A Federal Republic ruled by a Representative Government (see entry on USG). It is the largest English-speaking nation on Earth, and is considered as the sole Global Hyperpower
USAFUnited States Armed Forces. The national military forces of USA (see entry on USA).
USGUnited States Government. The Federal government of the United States of America (USA) whose powers and legitimacy are derived from the Constitution of the United States.
USICUnited States Intelligence Community. Collective of Federal intelligence agencies that are tasked with conducting intelligence activities that can benefit USG to formulate, execute, or promote existing foreign policies and national security interests.