China’s Sudan Challenge

China’s Sudan Challenge

Sudan and China have enjoyed cordial relations for decades, developing a fruitful economic and political partnership dating back to their mutual estrangement from the West in the late 1980s and early 1990s. But Sudan’s 2011 partition has presented China with a...

Doha Peace Agreement: Khartoum and the Rebel Groups’ Moment of Truth

In June, Special Envoy to Sudan Princeton Lyman displayed cautious optimism when he called the Doha Peace Talks to reach a peaceful agreement between the Sudanese government and Darfur’s rebel groups a step in the right direction. On July 14, 2011, Khartoum and...
The Future of South Sudan

The Future of South Sudan

On July 9, 2011 South Sudan is expected to become an independent state, Africa’s 54th. Prior to that date, much preparation must be done to establish a vigorous economy, stable government, and peaceful society. The name and capital of the country have yet to be...

Spotlight on Sudan

After the government’s second attempt to kill me, I fled Sudan. That was 2005, the year I was forced to abandon work, friends, and family to become a refugee in the United States. Now, 7,000 miles from home, I am fighting harder and making my voice heard to...
Africa: Chaos or Transition – A Focus on Sudan

Africa: Chaos or Transition – A Focus on Sudan

Opening Remarks by Ambassador Denis Antoine, Director, Office of International Programs and Exchange. Panelists: H.E. Ambassador Dr. Akec K. A., Embassy of the Republic of The Sudan Shanta Devarajan, Chief Economist/Africa Region/World Bank Emira Woods, Co-Director,...

Sudan’s Divorce Proceedings

The Obama administration is grappling with a volatile diplomatic crisis in Sudan this year. With two violent conflicts on the brink of escalation, a president indicted for war crimes, and an election next month, Sudan is set to explode. The country is also preparing...

Fighting the Forgotten War: Students’ Activism for the Congo

Kambale Musavuli isn’t your average student. For one, he’s not attached to his cell phone. In the first few days of trying to reach him for this article, the only response I received was the following recorded message: “Did you know that Congo has...

Strategic Dialogue: Bashir Indictment

Hussein Yusuf’s initial essay in this strategic dialogue is Indicting Bashir is Wrong; Meghan Stewart’s initial essay is Indicting Bashir is Right. Meghan Stewart Hussein Yusuf and I clearly share a common goal for Sudan: a lasting peace. Where we diverge...

Indicting Bashir Is Wrong

This is part of a strategic dialogue on Omar al-Bashir’s indictment. Find Meghan Stewart’s piece here and the responses here. The indictment of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir by the International Criminal Court (ICC) threatens peace and security in...

Indicting Bashir is Right

This is part of a strategic dialogue on the indictment of Omar al-Bashir. You can read Hussein Yusuf’s piece here and the responses here. The International Criminal Court’s indictment of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is more than a moral imperative....
Book Event: Fake and Funk’s Scramble for Africa

Book Event: Fake and Funk’s Scramble for Africa

As massive human suffering continues to engulf the Darfur region of Sudan, the crisis has garnered a rhetorical circus of saber-rattling and hand wringing from Western politicians, media, and activists. Yet such bluster has not halted the violence. In a careful yet...
Picturing Genocide

Picturing Genocide

Sudanese girls seen in Darfur, Sudan, June 25, 2005. The 12-year-old girl wearing the striped scarf, front, reported how she was separated from her two friends, and raped by soldiers from the Sudanese government. Photo by R. Haviv Brilliant colors are not often...

Strategic Dialogue on the Beijing Olympics

In their contributions to the Foreign Policy In Focus strategic dialogue on the Beijing Olympics, James Nolt argues in Counterproductive Olympic Protests that protesters are not spurring change in China only an upsurge in patriotism. Eric Reeves, in On Boycotting the...