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Sudan-Egypt Relations Amidst Shifting Regional Dynamics in the Middle East (2018_2_40_008)

We examine the impact of geopolitical shifts on Sudan-Egypt relations in an increasingly fragmented regional order in the Middle East. The two countries have survived state collapse, but increasing tension between them poses a risk to their political stability and represents a new level of conflict that may create a threat to regional stability. Our assessment of Sudan-Egypt relations focuses on three sources of conflicts: (1) Egyptian-Sudanese stances on the Gulf crisis between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors on the one hand, and the Saudi-Iranian rivalry in the region on the other; (2) different Egyptian-Sudanese positions vis-a-vis the Muslim Brotherhood movement and opposition groups fighting their respective governments in Sudan and Egypt, as well as their support for rival factions in Libya; (3) and the conflict over the Hala’ib and Shalateen triangle, water politics in the Nile Basin, and rising tension between Sudan and Egypt over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

April 2018 - March 2020

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] Darwisheh Housam
[ Co-researcher ] Abdin Mohamed Omer (Visiting Professor, Departmet of Political Science, Gakushuin University)

  • IDE Research Bulletin
  • IDE Discussion Paper