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Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Visits Israel To Discuss Peace Plan 1

Latest Developments Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Israel on May 13th for a brief eight hour visit. Despite Israel’s strict lockdown, Pompeo met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his new governing partner, Benjamin Gantz to discuss President Trump’s Peace to Prosperity […]


The Intensifying Criticality Of Press Freedom

The short-term emergency measures governments have been taking since the COVID-19 outbreak will not only shape our current and near future, but define and shape the politics, economics, culture, and policies of the years to come, historian and philosopher Yuval Noah Harari argued in an article he wrote for Financial […]


“GERMs Of Instability:” Tensions over Nile Valley an Imminent Threat to Regional Security

Update On April 1st, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERM) was nearly complete, and would begin filling its newly created reservoir over this summer’s rainy season. Sudanese officials have urged Addis Ababa to reconsider this premature adjustment to the Nile’s flow, with Sudanese […]


MENA Governments Account For Majority Of Global Confirmed Executions

Countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region witnessed the vast majority of confirmed executions last year, according to data released by Amnesty International today. The report, entitled Death Sentences and Executions 2019, reveals that Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq together accounted for 81% of the world’s confirmed […]


Preventing A Water War – Sudan PM To Restore Negotiations On Ethiopia Dam

The Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has announced his intention to reignite trilateral talks between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan regarding the divisive Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) currently under construction. In a telephone call to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, previously appointed to facilitate discussions between the deadlocked nations, Hamdok […]


Human Rights Activist Detained And Tortured Upon Return To Egypt

On Friday, 7 February, Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) researcher Patrick George Zaki was detained at Cairo airport on his return home from Bologna, Italy, where he was studying for a postgraduate degree in Gender and Human Rights. EIPR, one of Egypt’s leading human rights organizations, reported that Zaki […]


Erdogan: Turkish Soldiers Gradually Being Deployed to Libya

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkish soldiers to be gradually deployed to Libya. Turkish military units will begin moving into Libya to support the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, one of the two opposing governments in the country. This decision came after Turkey received a request […]


The Nile River Water Crisis

This report seeks to provide a long-lasting solution to the current crisis over the construction of Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project (GERD). The dam which is expected to be completed in 2020, has led to significant tensions between upstream Ethiopia, Sudan (which has realigned itself by siding with Ethiopia) and downstream Egypt whose freshwater supply is under increasing threat as the GERD project nears its completion.


President El-Sisi Meets With Sudan’s Hemeti A Day Before Power-Deal Talks Resume

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met with the deputy head of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC), General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, in Cairo ahead of resumption of power talks. TMC has been accused of and heavily criticized for a brutal suppression of pro-democracy demonstrators which occurred in June. Dagalo, widely known […]


A Reason For Intervention: A Realist Understanding Of The West’s Decision To Intervene In Syria

On 13th April 2018, the United States, the United Kingdom and France co-ordinated a multilateral air strike within Syria; they successfully targeted three sites associated with Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad’s deadly chemical weapons program. This action was the first instance of multilateral engagement within Syria under the pretext of “establishing […]


Egypt’s Constitutional Amendments Threaten To Entrench Sisi’s Dictatorship

Egyptians have overwhelmingly voted to overhaul the 2014 constitution, granting President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi greater control over the judiciary and parliament. Almost 27 million votes were cast, or 44.33 per cent of 61 million eligible voters, with 88.83 per cent voting yes, according to the commission’s chairman Lasheen Ibrahim. The […]