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Wed, Nov 25, 2020

The temperature is rising, the fever white hot: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam as flashpoint between Egypt and Ethiopia

Once considered unlikely by regional experts, military confrontation along the Nile is a growing possibility, as a diplomatic solution to the Egyptian-Sudanese-Ethiopian stand-off recedes. Outside observers may not understand why Egypt considers the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) an “existential threat” to its existence, but, regardless, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and his advisors see it as such. […]

In-Depth Research & Reports by Christopher D. Booth

East Africa Energy & Environment

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Ethiopian government officials provide briefing on the conflict in Tigray

On Tuesday, November 24, the Africa Center hosted a private roundtable with Ethiopian Attorney General H.E. Gedion Timothewos Hessebon (PhD), Senior Policy Advisor and Chief Trade Negotiator Mr. Mamo Mihretu, and Ambassador to the United States H.E. Fitsum Arega.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Conflict

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

FAST THINKING: Get up to speed on the crisis in Ethiopia

A fast-developing crisis in Ethiopia has the crucial US ally edging closer to all-out war, just two years after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office promising democratic reforms and a year after he won the Nobel Peace Prize. So what happened? Today we’re turning to Cameron Hudson, an expert on the region and former US diplomat and intelligence officer, for a look behind the headlines.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Warrick in Houston Chronicle on the dangers of Trump’s planned troop withdrawals

On November 18, Forward Defense and Hariri Center non-resident senior fellow Thomas Warrick wrote an op-ed for the Houston Chronicle titled “Trump gambles with national security by removing troops.”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Defense Policy

Fri, Nov 13, 2020

Calls for negotiation are driving Ethiopia deeper into war

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who won the Nobel Prize for his peacemaking with Eritrea, has confounded allies by resisting all attempts to dampen the ongoing military confrontation with a powerful northern insurgent group, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The TPLF effectively controlled the Ethiopian government from 1991 until February 2018, when it was driven […]

AfricaSource by Bronwyn Bruton

Africa Conflict

Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Experts react: Understanding the conflict in Tigray

As conflict breaks out in Ethiopia's Tigray region, Africa Center experts react and analyze what this means for the country and its neighbors.

AfricaSource by Africa Center

Africa Conflict

Thu, Nov 5, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss US election results and the potential for hostile actions by adversaries

On November 5, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss uncertain US presidential election results, the possibility that adversaries could take advantage of the United States while it is awaiting a […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Elections

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Experts react: Sudan and Israel reach historic peace agreement

Sudan became the latest country to normalize its relationship with Israel on October 23, as an agreement between the two countries ended the official status of war between them. Atlantic Council experts react to the normalization between Sudan and Israel, and analyze what it means for both countries and the wider region.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions International Markets

Mon, Oct 19, 2020

Sudan is removed from the terror list. Now what?

After twenty-seven years on the US State Sponsor of Terrorism list, President Trump today announced, via Twitter, that Sudan’s terror designation was at long last being removed. While many details of the deal struck between the Trump Administration and the transitional authorities in Sudan have yet to emerge, the announcement by itself should be welcomed as a major achievement for both Washington and Khartoum.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Democratic Transitions

Tue, Oct 6, 2020

Hudson joins TRT World to discuss whether Sudan will normalize relations with Israel

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions