Conflict Over the Nile River: An Intersection between Climate Change and Geopolitics

Written by: Canaan Odeh Geopolitics has traditionally focused on territorial autonomy and enforcement of state interest through militaristic hegemony, evolving to nuclear threats and deterrence. In recent years, climate change is emerging as another source of conflict to global security. For example, territorial disputes in the South China Sea have fueled tensions among the Philippines,…

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Life or Death for Egypt?

Written by: Saul Brodkey As anyone can tell you, all human life is predicated on ready access to fresh water. Naturally, droughts, or any shortage of water, can have devastating impacts on local ecosystems, humans and vegetation alike. Case in point, the Nile River and the Nile Delta are home to 95% of the rapidly…

A Final Punch in Egypt’s Free Speech

Written by: Harry Colvin On Saturday, November 23rd, Egyptian forces raided the office of Mada Masr, Egypt’s last significant independent news outlet. Mada Masr’s official Twitter account posted a statement revealing that the raid began around 1:30 p.m. local time, as the security forces began confiscating laptops and phones from employees. All employees of the…