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South Sudan a Year On: Statehood in Perspective

South Sudan a Year On: Statehood in Perspective

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the South Sudanese state’s creation, the country is still plagued with many of the issues it has faced for decades. Indeed, it’s only because we have inflated expectations of states that we believed it would be any different.

Responses to Intercommunal Violence in Jonglei State

Responses to Intercommunal Violence in Jonglei State

There is a need for greater in-depth research into local perceptions and understandings of violence, which must underpin any external support to short and long-term reconciliation.

UNSC and ICC Patern(al)ship in the Praxis of the R2P: Insights from Darfur and Libya

UNSC and ICC Patern(al)ship in the Praxis of the R2P: Insights from Darfur and Libya

Questions must be raised about ostensible judicial activism and impropriety; the putative independence of the ICC in relation to the UNSC and, the direct involvement of the ICC in active conflicts especially in African states.

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.

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.

Dealing with Inter-Communal Violence in South Sudan

Dealing with Inter-Communal Violence in South Sudan

Conflict is not inevitable in South Sudan. All of the issues present in Jonglei can be addressed through enlightened government policies. While still young, the RSS may draw from lessons learned throughout the region.

Revising Our Strategic Outlook in the Two Sudans

Revising Our Strategic Outlook in the Two Sudans

In the months since South Sudan’s declaration of independence from Sudan, the international community’s gaze has regrettably shifted from ongoing instability in the two Sudans. As has become imminently clear in the short post-independence period, a path toward comprehensive conflict resolution within and between the two Sudans will necessitate a profound shift in policy priorities, approaches, and partnerships.

Understanding the Implications of South Sudan’s Independence

Understanding the Implications of South Sudan’s Independence

Doubt and bitterness prevail amongst many non-Southern Sudanese on the eve of independence, but history is not destiny. The question is no longer whether secession should have happened or not; it is how the marginalised people of North and South can finally get on with their lives, instead of being sucked into open wars and micro-conflicts.

The Responsibility to Protect: Libya and Beyond

The Responsibility to Protect: Libya and Beyond

Whilst Libya is no doubt important, it is but the tip of the iceberg. In the long run, timely and decisive action such as the international action in Libya will continue to be a recurrent but painful necessity. Yet, we will make most progress towards a world without mass atrocities by reducing the number of cases that become so acute and preventing crises from escalating to the point of imminent catastrophe.

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 Challenge of Sisyphus and post-referendum Southern Sudan

The Challenge of Sisyphus and post-referendum Southern Sudan

There is an intense sense of Sisyphean angst concerning the challenges facing Southern Sudan. With a reasonably fertile land, a young population, and plentiful resources Southern Sudan has the raw materials to build a successful nation, but only if it receives the support it requires.

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