The dimming prospects for GERD talks

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-lebanons-moment-reckoning During the long-drawn-out negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Sudan has traditionally been perceived as the most easy-going of the parties, as compared to Egypt and Ethiopia. However, apparently there are limits to even the...

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Can a Red Zone Country Give a Green Light to Tourism in Sinai?

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter, Tomer Fadlon, Yoram Schweitzer Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/sinai-and-coronavirus/ In early July 2020, Egypt opened its borders in an effort to renew international tourism and stimulate its economy, initially in three governorates, including South Sinai. Egypt is not excluding the entry of...

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The controversy over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Source: Brookings Author(s): John Mukum Mbaku Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2020/08/05/the-controversy-over-the-grand-ethiopian-renaissance-dam/ Recently, the tensions among Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile have escalated, particularly after Ethiopia announced that it had started filling the GERD’s...

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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and Egypt’s Military Options

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Charles W. Dunne Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/the-grand-ethiopian-renaissance-dam-and-egypts-military-options Just a month after Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry seemed to raise the possibility of military action to counter the threat to Egypt posed by the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, or GERD, President...

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Renaissance Dam Negotiations .. from A to Z

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Ahmed Al-Mofti Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/renaissance-dam-negotiations-from-a-to-z/ The negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have gone through nine stages from 1995 to 23 July 2020. This article will address the nine phases comprehensively but at the same time briefly,.. Read more at original link

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Monday Briefing: GERD talks continue, but political will is still lacking

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-gerd-talks-continue-political-will-still-lacking It’s never a good sign when negotiators differ on the desired outcomes of negotiations. Last week, hours after an African Union (AU) sponsored summit on the filling and operations of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)...

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Egyptian Natural Gas Uses bet. Global and Domestic Prices

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mamdouh Al-Wali Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-natural-gas-uses-bet-global-and-domestic-prices/ According to Egypt’s energy consumption distribution during the past year, the natural gas came at the top with 54.5%; followed by oil, 38.6%; then hydropower, 3.1%; coal, 2.1%, and renewable energy (from the sun and wind) 1.5%. The...

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Water Woes

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/82289 Michele Dunne has prepared a short video on the dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt over Ethiopia’s construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Addis Ababa has just completed the dam and is now ready to fill it. In October 2017, Dunne and Katherine Pollock had written in Diwan about what was...

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Nile Basin’s GERD dispute creates risks for Egypt, Sudan, and beyond

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Amal Kandeel Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/nile-basins-gerd-dispute-creates-risks-for-egypt-sudan-and-beyond/ Competition for the Nile Basin’s freshwater has been growing markedly for three decades. In 2011, it intensified after Ethiopia started building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)—a mega-dam reportedly...

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Egyptian Doctors in the State’s Eyes: Rhetoric Versus Reality

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Shohdi Mourad Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egyptian-doctors-in-the-states-eyes-rhetoric-versus-reality/ One week before the Egyptian government eased restrictions that had been put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly blamed the absence of “a...

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De-escalating the GERD dispute between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Guled Ahmed Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-un-security-council-must-act-now-save-northwest-syria Since Ethiopia boycotted the last Washington round meeting on Feb. 28, 2020 over a disagreement on the operation and filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), there has been a continuous escalation of tensions...

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