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With Friends Like These: Strong Benchmarks for Next Phase of U.S.-Sudan Relations

Reports, Sudan
With Friends Like These: Strong Benchmarks for Next Phase of U.S.-Sudan Relations
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 of President Omar al-Bashir is evolving into a reliable partner and no longer poses a threat to the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States. This impression is deeply misguided ...
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Radical Intolerance: Sudan’s Religious Oppression and Embrace of Extremist Groups

Reports, Sudan
Radical Intolerance: Sudan's Religious Oppression and Embrace of Extremist Groups
The Obama and Trump administrations, in temporarily and then permanently lifting comprehensive sanctions on Sudan, cited improvements in the Sudanese government’s counterterrorism and its broader humanitarian and human rights record. But a closer look reveals these claims to be very problematic ...
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Ominous Threats Descending On Darfur

Reports, Sudan
Ominous Threats Descending On Darfur
In Darfur, what began in part as a disarmament and collection campaign has rapidly escalated into a volatile, high-stakes armed standoff that could dramatically alter the balance of power of a resource-rich region where large-scale violence has unfolded ...
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A Question of Leadership: Addressing a Dangerous Crisis in Sudan’s SPLM-N

Reports, Sudan
A Question of Leadership: Addressing a Dangerous Crisis in Sudan's SPLM-N
Download the full report here | العربية A worsening recent political divide within the leadership of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N, or “movement”), traditionally based in South Kordofan and Blue Nile (the “Two Areas”), is increasingly likely to lead to a change of leadership of the movement. Of grave concern, the political divide has already led to violent clashes with strong ethnic undertones between units of the movement’s armed wing (the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North, the SPLA-N) in parts of Sudan’s Blue Nile state that are controlled by the movement and in camps hosting refugees from Blue Nile just across the border ...
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Sudan’s Deep State: How Insiders Violently Privatized Sudan’s Wealth, and How to Respond

Reports, Sudan
Sudan's Deep State: How Insiders Violently Privatized Sudan's Wealth, and How to Respond
Sudan’s government is a violent kleptocracy, a system of misrule characterized by state capture and co-opted institutions, where a small ruling group maintains power indefinitely through various forms of corruption and violence. Read our latest report ...
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Border Control from Hell: How the EU’s migration partnership legitimizes Sudan’s “militia state”

Reports, Sudan
Border Control from Hell: How the EU's migration partnership legitimizes Sudan's
Large-scale migration to Europe has precipitated a paradigm shift in relations between the European Union (EU) and the government of Sudan, and closer ties between both entities. Read the full report ...
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