The Nile Valley regularly experiences conflict and high level of tensions among neighbors, in large part due to the competition for resources and maritime sea access. Egypt stands as the pivotal country in this regional dynamic. As a result, several essays are dedicated to the country’s water supply, domestic political situation and regional relationships. The remainder look at Sudan, a hotbed of conflict that permeates regional stability and draws in other Middle Eastern powers and conflicts from the other side of the Red Sea.

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