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What’s next for Sudan after Southern Secession

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What’s next for Sudan after Southern Secession

Posted by Enough Team on July 13, 2011


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WASHINGTON —  While the Republic of South Sudan celebrates independence as the world’s newest nation, the rest of Sudan remains a chronically unstable state which requires a new international strategy to avert further bloodshed, according to the latest report from the Enough Project, “Rethinking Sudan After Southern Secession.”

"Sudan’s multiple conflicts cannot be dealt with in isolation,” says Laura Jones, Sudan Policy Analyst at Enough and co-author of the report. “The international community must adopt a strategy that recognizes that the North’s pervasive instability is fundamentally a result of Khartoum's own oppressive policies. If the international community does not begin to look holistically at the North, sustainable peace cannot be achieved."

The report argues that the fundamentally similar grievances across Sudan should be addressed through an inclusive process to create a new constitution.

“The Obama administration should support a constitutional review process that gives the Sudanese people a chance to engage in genuine dialogue with their government and with each other on how their country should be run,” said Enough Research Assistant and co-author Amanda Hsiao. “The review is an entry point for a more comprehensive strategy toward Sudan’s multiple crises.” 

Read the full report, “Rethinking Sudan after Southern Secession”.


Enough is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, the Enough Project focuses on crises in Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas of Africa affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Enough’s strategy papers and briefings provide sharp field analysis and targeted policy recommendations based on a “3P” crisis response strategy: promoting durable peace, providing civilian protection, and punishing perpetrators of atrocities. Enough works with concerned citizens, advocates, and policy makers to prevent, mitigate, and resolve these crises. For more information, please visit