The other most notable thing was the partial reduction in U.S. aid following Ethiopia`s decision to thaw water in the dam`s reservoir without the agreement of Egypt or Sudan, the downstream states. A retaliatory measure that Mr. Trump quickly boasted during his phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and the head of the military council Fattah al-Burhan. In addition to what they confirmed about the president`s rhetorical insolence, they also revealed what was wrong with the U.S. approach to continuing the dispute over the waters of the Blue Nile and why a reset is urgent. Peace and stability in Afghanistan depend to a large extent on the sustained commitment of the international community to funding humanitarian assistance, rehabilitation and reconstruction in the country. At the same time, the fight against drug trafficking in and around Afghanistan has been another important task that deserves the greatest attention and cooperation. . . .