Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745333212 Published May 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Sharing the Nile: Egypt, Ethiopia and the Geo-Politics of Water

Seifulaziz Milas

Sharing the Nile: Egypt, Ethiopia and the Geo-Politics of Water

Seifulaziz Milas

Distributed for Pluto Press

216 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745333212 Published May 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Nile is widely regarded as the longest river in the world and has played a crucial role in the development of both agriculture and industry in the Horn of Africa, particularly Egypt.

In Sharing the Nile Seifulaziz Milas draws on decades of experience in the region to reveal the politics of the 'Great River', and the long-standing dispute between Egypt and the upstream countries over control of its waters. Milas challenges the myth that any attempt by those countries to use this resource in their own interests, without Egypt’s permission, would inevitably lead to war.

The book examines Cairo’s interest in Ethiopia’s Blue Nile, the main source of Egypt’s water supply. It recounts the history of the dispute, and describes the impact of successive Egyptian regimes' policies toward Ethiopia. Finally, Milas suggests a way forward, based on co-operation, peace and development.

Contents

Acknowledgements
1. Introduction and Overview
2. The Upstream States Reject Egyptian Control of the Nile Waters: The Cooperative Framework Agreement (CFA)
3. Nile Waters, Drought, Poverty and Conflict Risk
4. Who Needs the Nile Waters: One River, Eleven Countries
5. Who Owns the Nile Waters: The Legal Context
6. Egypt and the Nile: Cairo’s Quest for Hegemony
7. The Nile Basin Initiative: Efforts at Cooperation in the Nile Basin
8. The Imperative of Equitable Allocation of the Nile Waters
9. Regional Inequity in Water Resource Development and Conflict Risk
10. Nile Basin Initiative to Cooperative Framework Agreement
11. After the CFA, What has Changed?
12. Dimensions of the Threat of Conflict: Egypt’s military might
13. Egypt’s Nile Waters War: Could it Ever Become Real?
14. The Way Forward
15. Conclusions
Notes
References
Index

For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
Google preview here