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...
Sudan: Third Civil War?

Sudan: Third Civil War?

On May 22, 5,000 Northern Sudanese troops invaded Abyei, violating several peace agreements with South Sudan. It only took two days for the Northern Sudanese army to overrun the South Sudanese troops with a combined aerial and infantry campaign. According to UN...

Nick Kristof’s Calls for Force No Antidote to Genocide in Sudan

The New York Times’ man-about-the-global-village returned to his op-ed spot yesterday with a grisly timeline of how genocide might play out in Sudan over the coming months. Kristof sets the scene: The place is southern Sudan, and the timetable is the next few...
Allergic to Dissent: Khartoum and Washington

Allergic to Dissent: Khartoum and Washington

After five days of voting, the withdrawal en masse of virtually all the opposition presidential candidates and countless accusations of ballot tampering, voter intimidation, and worse, Sudan’s elections drama has drawn to an unsurprising conclusion. Indicted war...

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...
Africa: C

Africa: C

Africans greeted Barack Obama’s presidential election with excitement and hope. Few ever imagined that a son of Africa would come to inhabit the most powerful office in the world. One year on, however, Obama’s legacy in Africa remains unclear. The new...

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...