Podcast / Africa 16 March 2020 The Horn: The Dangers of Deadlock in the Nile Dam Talks The Horn of Africa faces myriad crises. Beyond the potentially devastating impact of COVID-19 on politics and the economy, the region is grappling with deeply troubled transitions, cross-border jihadism and remains a playground for great power competition. In this episode, Alan Boswell is joined by Harry Verhoeven, a leading academic expert on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam to discuss everything from the politicisation of the dam to environmental sustainability and agricultural productivity in the Nile Basin. Share Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Whatsapp Save Print S1 Episode 12: The Dangers of Deadlock in the Nile Dam Talks Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan are struggling to reach agreement over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Ethiopia, which sees the dam as a defining national development project, is ready to start filling it; Sudan, a historic ally of Egypt, covets the cheap electricity and expanded agricultural production that it promises; while Egypt remains deeply concerned about the impact it could have on the Nile’s water flow. Harry Verhoeven, a leading academic expert on the issue, joins Alan this week to discuss the current impasse. They examine the technical issues, the politicisation of the dam, understandings of security and power, the role of the U.S. Treasury, and what the dam could contribute toward poverty reduction, environmental sustainability and agricultural productivity in the Nile Basin. For more information, see our Commentary, Calming the Choppy Nile Dam Talks and our Report: Bridging the Gap in the Nile Waters Dispute Related Tags Multilateral Diplomacy Horn of Africa Ethiopia Sudan More for you Podcast / Africa The Horn Podcast Hold Your Fire!