Week in Review

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Trump administration goes for ‘360 degree’ diplomacy to help end Libya war

White House calls for cease-fire as Egypt-Turkey rivalry spills over into eastern Mediterranean.

Week in Review | Libya conflict | Aug 7, 2020
al-monitor Fighters loyal to the UN-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord secure the area of Abu Qurain, halfway between the capital, Tripoli, and Libya's second city, Benghazi, against forces loyal to Khalifa Hifter, who is based in eastern Benghazi, on July 20, 2020. Since 2015, a power struggle has pitted the Government of National Accord against forces loyal to Hifter. The strongman is mainly supported by Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Russia, while Turkey backs the Government of National Accor. Photo by MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP via Getty Images.

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

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