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…

Power Play Along Ethnic Lines: The Tigray Conflict Explained

Written by: Lydia Nyachieo Thursday, November 26 marks the day Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed commenced the “final stage” of the government’s military offensive in the northern Ethiopian province of Tigray against the fighters of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). After giving the Tigray fighters an ultimatum to surrender that expired on November 25th,…