Peacebuilding in Sudan: Micro- Macro Issues

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A Fractious Rebellion: Inside the SPLM-IO

Small Arms Survey, HSBA Working Paper, John Young

If the SPLM political elite and the SSDF generals do not develop means to not only co-exist but work together, the organization could collapse. This might be welcome news for the enemies of the SPLM-IO, but it would be messy, violent, make the conflict more difficult to resolve, probably be long lasting, give rise to demands for Nuer secession, make large areas of South Sudan ungovernable, and encourage even more regional meddling in the country, warns John Young in this HSBA Working Paper.

Development Deferred: Eastern Sudan after the ESPA

Small Arms Survey, HSBA, Working Paper 36

Nine years after the signing of the ESPA, the people of Eastern Sudan are discontent. There is a need for an independent review of its implementation that takes into account the viewpoints of all stakeholders involved in or affected by the agreement.

South Sudan: The Cost of War

Frontier Economics, Center for Conflict Resolution, Centre for Peace and Development Studies

The economic costs of the conflict in South Sudan are substantial, with a projected drop of 15% in South Sudan's GDP for 2014.This report from Frontier Economics, the Center for Conflict Resolution and the Centre for Peace and Development Studies looks forward from January 2015 to quantify the additional economic costs that would be incurred by South Sudan, other countries in the neighbouring region, and the wider international community, should the conflict continue.

Inclusivity: A Challenge to the IGAD-Led South Sudanese Peace Process

The Sudd Institite Policy Brief, Zacharia D. Akol

For eleven months, the northeastern African regional bloc, the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), has been leading the world's response to the crisis in South Sudan. However, IGAD's efforts seem seriously challenged, as it has not been able to convince the belligerent parties to accept the inclusion of the other parties in the talks.

Truth and Dignity Commission

South Sudan Law Society, Deng

This paper from the South Sudan Law Society proposes the establishment of a truth commission to investigate and report on patterns of human rights abuses in South Sudan from 1972 to the present.

How to handle your neighbours' conflict

UNISCI Discussion Papers, Nº 33, October 2013

This paper explores Ethiopian-Sudanese relations, and how these relations historically have been founded on domestic goals of physical security, economic development. Ethiopia has developed strong connections with both elites in Khartoum and in Juba. and access to the water resources offered by the Nile

Stabilizing Abyei

KUSH Inc., August 2013

A political solution alone will not resolve the conflict plaguing Abyei. Urgent attention needs to be paid to local conditions and efforts on the ground should move beyond humanitarian relief to focus on transitions that would result in long-term stability. That is the conclusion of this newly-released report by KUSH Inc.

Dividing lines: Grazing and conflict along the Sudan-South Sudan border

HSBA Working Paper, Joshua Craze

Almost two years after South Sudan became Africa’s newest nation-state, its border with Sudan is neither delimited nor demarcated. While a series of ...

Developing Darfur: A recovery and reconstruction strategy

Darfur Joint Assessment Mission, April 2013

The Darfur Development Strategy developed by the Darfur Joint Assessment Mission (DJAM) offers a sequenced, coordinated and holistic plan for equitable, sustainable and participatory development, vital to move Darfur out of a cycle of conflict and poverty, towards a stable and prosperous future. The strategy is presented in this report.

The Lord's Resistance Army

HSBA Update, Aug 2012

Describing the development of recent UN and AU regional strategies to end LRA attacks and capture LRA leader Joseph Kony.

The Sudanese press after separation - Contested identities of journalism

Media in Cooperation and Transition, July 2012

Sudanese journalism functions within a complex web of party politics, governance, and media.

Forgotten Darfur: Old Tactics and New Players

HSBA Working Paper, July 2012

Amid claims of declining violence and wider regional transformations, the Darfur conflict has all but vanished from the international agenda since 201 ...

Reaching for the gun

Small Arms Survey, Human Security Baseline Assessment 19, April 2012

Arms flows and holdings in South Sudan

South Sudan: Nationbuilding through a pipeline?

Polity, April 2012

In January, the Government of South Sudan announced the construction of an oil pipeline from South Sudan to the Kenyan port of Lamu. This was a decisive signal and a demonstration of the state's desire and intention of establishing a firm political autonomy.

South Sudan and Kenya: The Relationships

Al Jazeera Centre for Studies

Kenya is a leading country in the East African region with better developed infrastructure and industry. The capital city is a regional hub derisively ref ...

Civilian disarmament in South Sudan. A legacy of struggle

Saferworld Report, Feb 2012

After an extended struggle South Sudan succeeded in becoming an independent country on 9 July 2011. Independence however, does not represent the end of ...

International Law and the Self-Determination of South Sudan

Solomon Dersso, ISS Paper 231 Feb 2012

The case of South Sudan illustrates the emergence of a new human security-based approach to claims for self-determination.

South Sudan: International State-Building and its Limits

Wolfram Lacher, SWP Research Paper 4, February 2012

Donors should link their engagement for statebuilding more closely to political dialogue with the South Sudanese government

The Two Sudans: A Tour of the Neighborhood

Omer Ismail and Annette LaRocco, Enough Project Report, Jan 2012

Examining some of the two countries' most important neighbors and regional relationships.

Gender and Statebuilding in South Sudan

USIP Special Report


  • South Sudan’s independence ends • decades of conflict as well as socioeconomic and political marginalization at ...

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Allahu Akbar: A Friday in Khartoum
I am sipping to my coffee as I am listening to the local imam through the loudspeaker as he addresses his congregation inside the mosque.

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Ingen viktige fredsavtaler er inngått i verden de siste åtte årene. De fleste «intern-konflikter» er ikke det de gir seg ut for å være. De er deler av internasjonale konfliktsystemer der eksterne aktører spiller helt sentrale roller, skriver Gunnar M. Sørbø i en utenriksanalyse i Morgenbladet.

Recent books in the Resource Centre:

Civil uprisings in modern Sudan - the 'Khartoum Springs' of 1964 and 1985 W.J. Berridge (2015)

Conflict in the Nuba Mountains - from genocide by attrition to the contemporary crisis in Sudan edited by Samuel Totten and Amanda F. Grzyb (2015)

Multidimensional change in Sudan (1989-2011) - reshaping livelihoods, conflicts and identities edited by Barbara Casciarri, Munzoul A.M. Assal and François Ireton (2015)

Gum Arabic - a gift from the bush Abul Gasim Seif el Din (2015)

Sudan's killing fields - political violence and fragmentation edited by Laura Nyantung Beny and Sondra Hale (2015)

Water, civilisation and power in Sudan - the political economy of military-Islamist state building Harry Verhoeven (2015)

På livet løs - med Norsk Folkehjelp i Sør-Sudan Halle Jørn Hanssen ; med forord av Thorvald Stoltenberg og Pa'gan Amum (2015)

Sudan and South Sudan - from one to two Bona Malwal (2015)

Past, present, and future - fifty years of anthropology in Sudan Munzoul A. M. Asal, Musa Adam Abdul-Jalil (2015)

Emerging orders in the Sudans editors, Sandra Calkins, Enrico Ille, Richard Rottenburg (2015)

More recent books in the Resource Centre

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