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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Egypt’s Military Limitations: Cairo’s Options to Defend Eastern Libya

Source: Foreign Policy Research Institute Author(s): Egypt Defense Review Original Link:  In late June, with the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) reversing several years’ worth of gains made by the Khalifa Hafta-led Libyan National Army (LNA) in a matter of weeks, Egyptian President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi issued a fiery warning during an inspection of his

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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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Understanding Egypt’s Strategy in Libya

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link:  On June 20, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi threatened direct military intervention in Libya if the forces of the United Nations-supported Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Fayez al-Sarraj, advanced toward the city of Sirte and the military base of al-Jufra. In fact, GNA forces reached the outskirts...

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Egypt and Ethiopia: The Curse of the Nile

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Marina Ottaway Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/egypt-and-ethiopia-curse-nile A slow-motion crisis has been developing in the Nile Valley since the Ethiopian government announced the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile ten years ago. Even earlier, the possibility that Ethiopia would build a dam on the...

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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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Egyptian Role in Libya: Determinants and Tracks

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Policy Analysis Unit Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-role-in-libya-determinants-and-tracks/ The first half of 2020 witnessed a major shift in the nature of military battles between the forces of the legitimate Government of National Accord (GNA) and the militias of Khalifa Haftar in the western region, especially with regard to...

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Egyptian Foreign Policy in Libya, Dilemmas and Likely Review

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Omar Khalaf Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-foreign-policy-in-libya-dilemmas-and-likely-review/ In light of the recent developments of the Libyan crisis, which traces back to 2014, and the inability of Khalifa Haftar that the current Egyptian regime and its regional allies have been backing, to resolve the crisis by military...

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Is Cairo Going to War?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/82130 In light of this, Sayigh was asked by a journalist to comment on the warning by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on June 20 that Egyptian forces would intervene in Libya if Turkish-backed forces of the Government of National Accord crossed the Sirte-Jufra frontline. His answers are reproduced...

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Libya’s crisis is a tough puzzle to solve for Egypt

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Alessia Melcangi and Giuseppe Dentince Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/libyas-crisis-is-a-tough-puzzle-to-solve-for-egypt/ The new Turkish assertiveness in Libya and Libya National Army (LNA) General Khalifa Haftar’s strategic retreat from the Western part of the country have created a new equilibrium in the conflict. This is...

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Water Conflict Between Egypt and Ethiopia: A Defining Moment for Both Countries

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/water-conflict-between-egypt-and-ethiopia-a-defining-moment-for-both-countries/ On June 9, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan resumed talks over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which have been stalled since February. The new round of talks, held virtually due to COVID-19...

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The Egypt-Sudan Border: A Story of Unfulfilled Promise

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Sherif Mohyeldeen Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/06/11/egypt-sudan-border-story-of-unfulfilled-promise-pub-81995 Along the Egypt-Sudan border, tensions have been rising for several decades despite limited efforts at cooperation. Both countries need to reexamine their border policies to prevent further escalation. Read more at original link

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