South Sudan: Not in the clear yet

South Sudan: Not in the clear yet

In January 2011 the South Sudanese voted overwhelmingly for independence from Sudan. Over 98% of registered voters chose separation over unity. Much of the Western media has portrayed this vote as an indicator of a successful end to decades of conflict in the South. When South Sudan celebrates its independence, expected to take place in July 2011, the mood will indeed be jovial. But South Sudan is setting up to be a failed state.

The Impact of Omar Bashir’s Overthrow on Peace in South Sudan

The Impact of Omar Bashir’s Overthrow on Peace in South Sudan

The revolution in Sudan does not seem to have any radical effect on the South Sudan peace process, however, political dynamics suggest it will be negatively impacted.

South Sudan: Struggling to Stay Alive

South Sudan: Struggling to Stay Alive

The Republic of South Sudan is fighting to survive. The crisis in the world’s newest nation is essentially a problem of governance, not a natural disaster.

Review – South Sudan: From Revolution to Independence

Review – South Sudan: From Revolution to Independence

LeRiche and Arnold, despite certain shortcomings, offer a significant contribution to the study of wars and conflicts in the Sudan in particular, and Africa at large.

South Sudan: The Perils of New States

South Sudan: The Perils of New States

With functional and participatory institutions, South Sudan may well reclaim itself as a diverse nation within the regional and international environment.

Can South Sudan Come Back from the Brink?

Can South Sudan Come Back from the Brink?

The politicians in Juba are refusing to admit that this recent surge of violence is fueled by tribalism. Indeed, South Sudan is on the brink of civil war and state failure.

Ethiopia and the South Sudanese Civil War

Ethiopia and the South Sudanese Civil War

Should there be military interventions by South Sudan’s immediate neighbours and potentially even more distant states, it is unclear how an already multi-layered conflict would end.

Sudan and South Sudan Still Suffering the Consequences of Divorce

Sudan and South Sudan Still Suffering the Consequences of Divorce

Less than a year following the break up of Sudan into two sovereign republics, it is ticking all the boxes of a bitter and nasty dissolution of marriage.

South Sudan in Turmoil: The Risk of a Congo-like Regional Crisis

South Sudan in Turmoil: The Risk of a Congo-like Regional Crisis

The stakes in the South Sudanese conflict are high. The peace process needs to be revitalized and rigorously pursued to bring a lasting settlement to the conflict.

Reflections on the New Republic of South Sudan

Reflections on the New Republic of South Sudan

While South Sudan is clearly facing great problems and even grave danger at the moment, there is still room for optimism. The people are resilient and determined, they are proud of their new nation, and they have a remarkable capacity for hope.

South Sudan: Seeking a Formula for Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainable Development

South Sudan: Seeking a Formula for Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainable Development

How well South Sudan is able to realize its full economic potential will be determined by what the government does during the next few years in respect to institutional reforms and state reconstruction. Hence, the “right” institutional environment is vital for the country.

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