GERD Is Just a False Pretext for Egypt to Pressure Ethiopia

GERD Is Just a False Pretext for Egypt to Pressure Ethiopia

Egypt considers itself an aspiring hegemon that expects to wield transregional influence over North Africa, East Africa, and the Levant. It feels challenged by Ethiopia’s peaceful rise as a developmentally driven and fiercely sovereign Great Power due to the zero-sum influence exerted upon its decisionmakers by their American ally. Ethiopia planned third filling of the…

Debunking the Conspiracy Theory That the US Assassinated the Al Qaeda Chief from a Kyrgyz Base

Debunking the Conspiracy Theory That the US Assassinated the Al Qaeda Chief from a Kyrgyz Base

This interpretation of events speculating that COAS Bajwa approved of an American drone flying through Pakistani airspace to assassinate the Al Qaeda chief in neighboring Afghanistan as part of his efforts to secure the Biden Administration’s support for an IMF loan is arguably much more believable that the one speculating that Russia approved the deployment…

Yemen is in the Grip of a Severe Humanitarian Crisis

Yemen is in the Grip of a Severe Humanitarian Crisis

Several months of truce in Yemen have significantly reduced the number of civilian casualties. Yet, people are still dying from mines, but this figure has decreased by two-thirds compared to previous months. Since 2015, Yemen has been divided between government forces backed by a Saudi-led military coalition and the Houthi rebel group, also known as…

The Intricate Fight for Africa: The Legacy of the Soviet Union vs Western Colonialism

The Intricate Fight for Africa: The Legacy of the Soviet Union vs Western Colonialism

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s recent tour in Africa was meant to be a game changer, not only in terms of Russia’s relations with the continent, but in the global power struggle involving the US, Europe, China, India, Turkey and others. Many media reports and analyses placed Lavrov’s visit to Egypt, the Republic of Congo,…