Enough’s 5 Recommended Reads is a biweekly series featuring important stories you may have missed. In advance of Enough’s April 24 Sudan Day of Action Campaign, this week’s recommended reads highlight pieces specifically related to U.S.-Sudan policy.
- “Bipartisan Congressional Letter Urges Corruption and Human Rights Benchmarks for U.S.-Sudan Policy” (Press Release)
On March 29th, in a bipartisan letter to U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, 57 members of Congress pushed back against normalizing relations with a Sudanese regime that is still run by a leader wanted for genocide and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court.
- “Radical Intolerance: Sudan’s Religious Oppression and Embrace of Extremist Groups” (Report)
Enough’s December 2017 report describes how, despite its bid for normalized ties with the United States and the rest of the world, Sudan continues a long-established tradition of brutally persecuting religious minorities, including the demolition of churches, and continues its ties with violent extremist groups.
- “With Friends Like These: Strong Benchmarks for Next Phase of U.S.-Sudan Relations” (Report)
In this February 2018 report Enough’s Dr. Suliman Baldo argues that the U.S. government’s October 2017 lifting of its comprehensive economic and financial sanctions on Sudan has created the impression that the Sudanese regime is evolving into a reliable partner and no longer poses a threat to the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States.
- “The Missing Track: The case for a new policy framework between the United States and Sudan” (Brief)
Enough’s June 2017 policy brief lays out a detailed plan for how the Trump administration can develop and implement a new track of engagement with Sudan focused on peace and respect for human rights – the absence of which helps perpetuate Sudan’s system of violent kleptocracy.
- “Take Action: Join the Day of Action Campaign and tell your representative it’s the wrong time to accelerate U.S.-Sudan normalization” (Take Action)
Join Enough’s April 24th Sudan Day of Action Campaign.