This week has been an eventful one, with numerous important and fascinating developments occurring at the Darfur peace talks taking place in Doha, Qatar. Today, we issued a short report detailing these recent developments and trying to interpret the motivations and strategic considerations of the key players. Read the full report, A Peace Process Play-by-Play, and also check out comments from John Norris and John Prendergast on the latest developments in the accompanying press release.
With national elections a month away, this is obviously a key moment for Sudan, and there are lots of hurdles and personalities still standing in the way of a durable, comprehensive peace for Darfur. But negotiators have made some important progress, even as the process still feels inherently fragile. It may still be too early to analyze exactly what will come of these negotiations, but we will continue to do our best to keep you up to date. Check back for updates.
Photo: Darfur rebel leader Khalil Ibrahim of the Justice and Equality Movement (AP/Omer Faisal)