Darfur and southern Sudan Publications

  • Feb 15, 2011

    Given recent reports of escalating violence, including aerial bombardment of civilians, the challenges to achieving progress in Darfur remain urgent. Darfur must become a focus of U.S. and broader international policy equal to that of the North-South dynamic in Sudan.

  • Jan 11, 2011

    For the southerners living in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, this week’s referendum on independence represents the best chance for returning to their homeland, and they are turning out in droves to vote.

  • Jan 7, 2011

    This Peace Watch update covers the referendum, incremental progress on post-referendum issues and continued deadlock on Abyei, and increasing violence threatening civilians in Darfur as the Doha talks once again stall.

  • Jan 6, 2011

    This field dispatch, which is the second of two focusing on the destabilizing factors that exist within Unity state, examines the fears that remain of renewed attacks by SPLA breakaway officer Gatluak Gai.

  • Jan 4, 2011

    This is the first of two field dispatches examining ongoing developments that threaten to destabilize Unity state, arguably one of the most strategic areas of South Sudan as it approaches a referendum.

  • Dec 21, 2010

    This Peace Watch update covers the progress of plans for the referendum proceeding despite abuse and legal challenges, an increase in violence and still no deal on Abyei, and hostilities in areas of Darfur increasing, but small progress in Doha negotiations.

  • Dec 16, 2010

    Enough recently traveled to the bombing site in Kiir Adem, where aerial bombardments by the Sudanese Armed Forces of a South Sudanese army installation and surrounding community conjure up memories of Sudan’s long civil war and underscore the fragility of peace, especially along the country’s long, contested border.

  • Dec 10, 2010

    As South Sudan approaches its referendum, key developments covered in this issue include: challenges in the referendum planning process, still no deal on Abyei, minor progress on post-referendum negotiations, Pand rospects for a sustainable peace deal dwindle for Darfur.

  • Nov 30, 2010

    Five years after facilitating the signing of a peace agreement between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement, the U.S. government is once again engaging with the two Sudanese parties to prevent renewed conflict in Sudan. Former State Department official Jeff Millington offers a retrospective look at the strategy pursued by the U.S. government from the late 1990s to 2005 that produced the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

  • Nov 19, 2010

    As South Sudan approaches its referendum, key developments covered in this issue include:referendum registration beginning, Presidents Bashir and Kiir set to talk on Abyei, and an escalation of fighting in Darfur.

  • Nov 8, 2010

    What would easily be the world’s deadliest war in 2011 could erupt in Sudan around the coming January 9 referenda on self-determination for oil-rich Southern Sudan and Abyei. The time has come for bold diplomacy, in which the interests of the parties are addressed in a way that lays the foundation for a lasting peace in all of Sudan.

  • Nov 4, 2010

    As South Sudan approaches its referendum, key developments covered in this issue include: technical details for the southern referendum, Abyei negotiations broaden to include all outstanding CPA issues and post-referendum arrangements, and continuing concerns over conditions in Darfur.

  • Oct 13, 2010

    As South Sudan approaches its referendum, key developments covered in this issue include: preparations for the South Sudan referendum remain behind schedule, Abyei negotiations flounder in Addis, post-referendum talks have made little progress, and insecurity is pervasive in Darfur as Doha talks stall.

  • Sep 13, 2010

    Although Darfur only rarely makes the headlines lately, the reality on the ground continues to be defined by profound insecurity, limited humanitarian access, impunity for perpetrators of violence, and the absence of credible human rights reporting.

  • Aug 19, 2010

    As part of its Sudan Working Group Series, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars released today a paper entitled, “Avoiding the Train Wreck in Sudan: U.S. Leverage for Peace,” as part of a two-piece publication examining international engagement in Sudan.