Brief: Why Russia Would Want to Mediate the GERD Talks

Rumors of Moscow’s involvement are unverified but unsurprising.

Background: Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt remain locked in fruitless negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Sudan and Egypt are downstream countries that fear the project could flood their countries and threaten their water supply, and as such are looking to international partners to resolve the conflict. Naturally, Russia is at the top of the […]

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