Week in Review

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Does Erdogan think Sisi is bluffing in Libya?

Trump and Putin can prevent the "Syrianization" of Libya.

Week in Review | Libya conflict | Jul 31, 2020
al-monitor A military engineer from the UN-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord watches as ammunition and explosives uncovered from areas south of the capital are sorted ahead of their disposal in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, July 22, 2020. Photo by MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP via Getty Images.

Nile dispute no closer to being resolved, despite African Union mediation

Agreement between Ethiopia, Egypt offers prospect of more talks but no clear pathway to resolution.

Week in Review | Water Issues | Jul 24, 2020

Is diplomacy running out on Egypt-Ethiopia dispute over Nile dam?

The African Union, the UN Security Council and the Trump administration may be last best bets to stave off an Egypt-Ethiopia war.

Week in Review | Water Issues | Jul 17, 2020

Erdogan: Turkey on path to ‘unstoppable power’ in region

Turkish president throws his lot in again with Russia and Iran in Syria, expands plans for influence in North Africa and moves to convert the Hagia Sophia back into a mosque.

Week in Review | Turkish economy | Jul 10, 2020

Has China gained an edge on the US in the Gulf?

China has upped the ante, but the United States holds the winning hand; Oman weighs risks and benefits of Gulf bailout; will migrant workers return to GCC?

Week in Review | China in the Mideast | Jul 2, 2020