Sudan – No Easy Ways Ahead

Sudan – No Easy Ways Ahead

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01. Apr. 2010
Heinrich Böll Stiftung
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Place of Publication: Berlin
Date of Publication: April 1, 2010
Number of Pages: 124
License: All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-3-86928-030-1

Publication series democracy, Volume 18

Sudan – No Easy Ways Ahead

As the six-year transitional period defined in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement draws to a close, Sudan is sliding into another crisis. The agreement has largely failed to realise democratic transformation and to make the unity of the country attractive. Political tensions in the run-up to the elections this year indicate that older conflicts still persist – a bad sign for the referendum on the future status of South Sudan that is scheduled for January 2011. It is possible and interesting to delineate potential scenarios, and to identify the political options they open up for different actors in Sudan. Anyway, the international community can play a constructive role in facilitating workable post-CPA arrangements.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation, which has been working both with civil society partners in Sudan and on Sudan-related issues in the German context for several years, has put together this publication in order to reflect on such scenarios.


Table of contents:

7 Preface

Alex de Waal Sudan’s Choices: Scenarios Beyond the CPA

31 Atta El-Battahani Sudan Votes: The 2010 Elections and Prospects for Democratic Transformation

51 John G. Nuyot Yoh The Road Map Countdown – Dynamics and Implications of Possible Divorce

62 Pieter Wezemann Arms supplies to North and South Sudan

65 Marina Peter Blue Nile, Nuba Mountains and Abyei: Three Areas in Transition

79 Roland Marchal The Regional Dimension of Sudanese Politics

98 Axel Harneit-Sievers Oil in Sudan: Fueling Conflict – Fueling Development?

100 Peter Schumann International Actors in Sudan: The Politics of Implementing Comprehensive Peace

117 Appendix