Sudan

جمهورية السودان

East Africa Rising

Robert Kaplan & Mark Schroeder, Stratfor

Africa's Big Men Betray It Still

Gerald Caplan, Globe and Mail

The World's Youngest State Faces Failure

Bartholomaus Grill, Der Spiegel

From Mozambique northward to the confines of Somalia even, there has been sustained progress and renewed hope. Over the past ten years, annual GDP growth rates have averaged 8 perc...(full article)

Are today’s leaders so clean they can grant themselves immunity from prosecution? Al-Bashir, the genocidalist Sudanese president, who still reigns after 25 years. Mugabe, sti...(full article)

It was only three years ago that South Sudan celebrated its newfound independence from Sudan. Now, a civil war is tearing the young state apart amid reports of war crimes and ethni...(full article)

Arab countries are thus finally closing in on a possible unifying factor – refugee status – and if the percentage of Arab refugees continues to rise, it might be time for the A...(full article)

Under the cover of darkness, in a world whose attention is diverted by more camera-accessible crises in Ukraine, Syria, and the Central African Republic (CAR), the Sudan government...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Outrage in Sudan, Indifference from Obama - Washington Times

The Obama administration merely watches as a foreign country prepares to hang an American for her faith. The government of Sudan has convicted one Dr. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishig fo...

South Sudan in Peril - New York Times

Transforming South Sudan into a viable state after it declared independence from Sudan in 2011 was always going to be a huge challenge. President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Rie...

Sudan Woman Sentenced to Death for Christianity - Robyn Dixon, LAT

A pregnant Sudanese woman who refused to renounce her Christianity was sentenced to death by hanging Thursday in a Khartoum court, provoking outrage from human rights groups. Meri...

A Birth Defect in the Heart of Africa - James Traub, Foreign Policy

The category to which the South Sudan mess belongs is less Naïve Self-Delusion than Circumstances Beyond Our Control....

The Genocide America Forgot - Akshaya Kumar, Al Jazeera

Earlier this month, Sudan’s paramilitary janjaweed forces razed 127 empty villages in Darfur. According to reports in local media, this was their second rampage over the same...

Saving South Sudan from Chaos - Washington Post

Since a schism between the two men triggered fighting between their forces in December, an estimated 1 million people have been driven from their homes, about 800,000 of them inter...

Pity the Palestinians? Count Me Out - Norman Podhoretz, Wall St. Journal

Thousands of Arabs are dying in Syria and South Sudan. Where's the outrage on behalf of those truly suffering?...

'Darfur Fatigue' Is Killing Sudan - Simpson & Corrado, Globe and Mail

As President Bashir’s regime continues its campaign of violent repression, succumbing to Darfur fatigue and endorsing a piecemeal approach to peace will save neither Darfur, ...

South Sudan: 100 Years of Looking the Other Way - David Blair, Telegraph

All of the people I spoke to believed they would be killed on sight by their Dinka neighbours if they set foot beyond the barbed wire stockade which now surrounds them. In effect, ...

The Wars That Will Rage in Africa in 2014 - Peter Dorrie, War Is Boring

The civil wars, insurgencies and political standoffs that will shape the continent this year....

What Went Wrong in South Sudan - de Waal & Mohammed, Foreign Affairs

The South Sudanese people made extraordinary sacrifices to achieve independence two and a half years ago. That makes their leaders’ abject failure to build a viable South Sudan s...

S. Sudan Has Days to Resolve Tensions - Mohammed & DeWaal, Wash. Post

There is an opportunity to halt South Sudan’s slide into war and state failure, but it must be seized within days or it will be lost. This requires the leaders of South Sudan t...

As Obama Dithers, North Africa Unravels - John Bolton, NY Daily News

America has several significant strategic stakes in North Africa. First is preventing Al Qaeda and other terrorists from increasing their influence or even seizing control of Afric...

Who Can Halt the Crisis in South Sudan? - Alex Vines, The Guardian

The world's youngest state is heading towards civil war, but there's little that outsiders can do....

South Sudan: A Chance to Make Right in Africa - Jerusalem Post

The world has a chance to show that the mistakes of the 1990s in ignoring genocide in Africa will not be repeated....

Conflict in South Sudan Was All Too Predictable - The Independent

There was a tragic inevitability about the violence that has erupted in South Sudan in the past week, given the weakness of state institutions and the intensity of unresolved inter...

China's South Sudan Problem - Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat

Violence in South Sudan may test China’s absolute commitment to non-interference in other countries’ domestic affairs....

Preventing Another Darfur in South Sudan - Prendergast & Kumar, TDB

As U.S. Marines prepare to evacuate Americans from South Sudan and the UN reports discovery of mass graves, the country stands on the precipice of ethnic civil war....

How South Sudan Squandered Its New Nation - Odera & Blair, Reuters

Whether South Sudan tips into a broader ethnic war or draws back from the brink largely depends on two men who have long tussled for power: the president from the dominant Dinka tr...

Preventing Civil War in South Sudan - Irish Times

Although it originated politically, if unchecked it will unavoidably mobilise the country’s ethnic divisions between the most populous Dinka and the largest Nuer peoples. Tha...

A Role for U.S. in South Sudan Strife - Christian Science Monitor

The new African nation of South Sudan finds itself facing civil war, just years after being created out of Sudan's civil war. The US, as it did in that earlier conflict, can interv...

South Sudan Teeters - Armin Rosen, The American Interest

South Sudan was never stable. It was never on a trajectory toward becoming a normal Westphalian state, no matter what foreign observers hoped and wished....

Preventing South Sudan's Inferno - George Clooney & John Prendergast, TDB

After suffering so long for independence, South Sudan faces a new civil war. What the country’s leaders and the international community can do to contain the crisis....

A Test for South Sudan - The National

With the latest news of violence from what seems to be a failed coup in South Sudan, some analysts were quickly predicting the end for the world’s newest country. The capital...

Obama Wanted Action in Darfur -- Why Not Syria? - Fred Hiatt, Wash Post

If you had said in 2008 that the administration of Susan Rice, John Kerry and Barack Obama would do nothing while a dictator deliberately starved more than a quarter-million of h...

Sudan's Tribal Smokescreen - The Hindu

As if being the victims of the Sudanese government’s genocidal onslaught – which killed over 480,000 people and displaced 2.8 million – from 2003 onwards were not enough, the...

Africa's New Map - Robert Kaplan & Mark Schroeder, Stratfor

There is a new scramble for Africa. Roads, railways and pipelines are being built or envisioned into the interior of central Africa from multiple directions. Africa's geographic tr...

Will Sudan Be the Next Syria? - Sharif Nashashibi, The National

Renewed protests against president Omar Al Bashir in Sudan have led to speculation about whether the Arab Spring has belatedly reached the country’s borders. Last year, however...

Sudan: The Next Arab Spring Uprising? - Andrew Natsios, U.S. News

The Arab elites in Khartoum fear the Sudanese African population will seize control of the government, putting their privileged position and even their lives at risk. In these late...

Sudan's Squeezed Middle Class Rises Up - Faisal Al Yafai, The National

For those who wished the winds of the Arab Spring would blow south from North Africa, Sudan was always the biggest might have been....

Sudan Building Up to Its Own Arab Spring - Nesrine Malik, The Guardian

Many said it wouldn't happen in Sudan. That the Arab spring would not reach the country; that Sudan was a country on the periphery of the Arab world and hence unlikely to witness...

Killing Continues in Darfur's Forgotten War - Rob Crilly, Daily Telegraph

Do you remember Darfur? George Clooney banging on about how this mustn’t be another Rwanda? Something to do with evil Arab Janjaweed mounted on camels mowing down black, Afri...

Policy of Rape Continues in Darfur - Nicholas Kristof, New York Times

Darfur isn’t in the headlines anymore, partly because there has been a lull in the killing in recent years and partly because so much else is happening worldwide. The Sudanes...

Darfur in 2013 Sounds Awfully Familiar - Nicholas Kristof, New York Times

The resumption of mass atrocities in Darfur, after a bit of a lull, has led villagers to flee to this refugee camp, Abgadam, in southeast Chad. It is full of Darfuris who have arri...

Egypt Could End Up Like Sudan - Andrew Miller, Foreign Policy

As Egypt's military takeover unfolded this month, comparisons to Turkey's recent history of military meddling were almost inevitable. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces' (SCAF...

Sudan's Nuba Mountains: The Next Darfur? - Tristan McConnell, TNR

The squat, tin-roofed buildings of the Mother of Mercy Hospital lie surrounded by rocky hills in a natural amphitheater in Sudan’s rebel-held Nuba Mountains. The hospital was...

China May Soon Regret Africa Investment - Ian Bremmer, Reuters

Why did China have to get involved in the first place? It was the only non-African power that had a stake in Sudan. It was an economic stake, but with political implications. Econo...

Why Is the International Court Picking on Africa? - David Bosco, WaPo

Why is the world’s first criminal court picking on Africa? There are several explanations for the regional focus. Persistent conflict plagues several parts of Africa, and the con...

3 Small Wars That Could Become Vietnam - David Francis, Fiscal Times

he war in Afghanistan is drawing to a close, marking the end of more than a decade of continuous fighting in big, traditional conflicts. But even as the wars in Iraq and Afghanist...

The Coming War in Sudan - Andrew Natsios, U.S. News & World Report

This past week Salva Kiir, president of the Republic of South Sudan, announced that he had ordered units of the Sudan People's Liberation Army to deploy south of the border between...

Islam's Path to Africa - Michael Widlanski, Jerusalem Post

The more radical Islamic forces are on the march. Many of the victims of jihad are now in Africa, but they will probably not be the last....

Trail of Bullets Links Iran to African Wars - C.J. Chivers, New York Times

The trail of evidence uncovered by the investigation included Iranian cartridges in the possession of rebels in Ivory Coast, federal troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the...

Ten Conflicts to Watch in 2013 - Louise Arbour, Foreign Policy

  Every year, around the world, old conflicts worsen, new ones emerge and, occasionally, some situations improve. There is no shortage of storm clouds looming over 2013: Once ...

Is Omar Bashir's Regime Crumbling? - William Lloyd George, Time

The news of a coup attempt would have come as little surprise to countless Sudan watchers, who for months have watched storm clouds gather around the regime of President Omar Hassa...

From Sudan to Cyber, Secret Iran War Heats Up - Peter Apps, Reuters

From a suspected Israeli airstrike in Sudan to cyber warfare in the Gulf and a drone shot down over Israel, the largely hidden war between Iran and its foes seems heating up and sp...

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