Darfur and southern Sudan Publications

  • 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.

  • Aug 12, 2010

    Expectations for what the January referendum will bring are tremendously high among residents of Unity state in South Sudan. While anticipation for the vote has placated a population that has grown increasingly discontent with its government, these grievances have not gone away. If South Sudan receives its independence, the southern ruling party will have to address its people’s expectations or risk popular violence.

  • Jul 29, 2010

    In less than six months, the people of southern Sudan will vote in a self-determination referendum that is expected to result in the secession of the South roughly a year from now. The dynamics shaping the historic and dramatic changes in Sudan are fluid, yet some of the core issues facing southern Sudan will endure regardless of the outcome of the referendum. In this field dispatch for Enough, southern Sudan field researcher Maggie Fick identifies some of these key, lesser recognized, flashpoints.

  • Jul 20, 2010

    The time has come for an urgent rethink of how the United States can contribute to peace in Sudan now, building on the lessons of the recent past.

  • Jul 14, 2010

    In the immediate aftermath of Sudan’s elections back in April, several potential flashpoints emerged. While the polls had passed generally peacefully in the South (at least at face value), the post-elections period has been marked by an escalation in tensions.

  • Jul 14, 2010

    A global coalition of 26 humanitarian and human rights organizations published this report calling for urgent action from African heads of state who will meet at a major summit of the African Union in Uganda from July 19-27.

  • Jun 29, 2010

    Although the details remain highly murky, it appears that the Ugandan army suffered a significant loss of troops in the Central African Republic, or CAR, as those forces continue to hunt for Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. 

  • Jun 24, 2010

    Enough Field Research Ledio Cakaj follows the violent path of Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army


  • May 6, 2010

    Based upon the rigorous analysis of leading indicators across nine overarching categories of benchmarks, the Enough Project, the Save Darfur Coalition, and partners developed the following assessment of the amount of change or improvement that has been observed in key areas over the last six months.

  • Apr 29, 2010

    The Obama administration built a diplomatic approach to Sudan around periodic, hard-nosed policy assessments of the situation on the ground and the judicious deployment of incentives and pressures in response to the situation on the ground. Yet to date, there are virtually no indications that the administration has held any of the parties to account for their actions since the policy review was announced, and senior administration officials appear badly divided on their approach to Sudan. There is a pressing need for Secretary of State Clinton and President Obama to become directly involved, not only to signal that Sudan is a priority of the administration, but to get the interagency “deputies” review process and the overall approach to diplomacy back on track.

  • Apr 29, 2010

    Although the bulk of the results for Sudan’s recent national, regional, state, and local elections have been announced, the potential for local outbreaks of post-election violence in certain areas of the South remains. At this tense juncture, the results of several hotly contested races for state governor may spark local violence and potentially broader conflict in the near future, with consequences for the South’s fast-approaching self determination referendum. This dispatch provides a brief overview of some of the more disconcerting situations.