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Why We Support Escalated Financial Pressure and Consequences: An Open Letter to the South Sudanese People

Download the full letter here.  From John Prendergast and Brian Adeba October 2018 To the People of South Sudan, We at the Enough Project are deeply concerned about the flaws in the signed peace agreement that fall short of addressing the root causes of the conflict in South Sudan in a comprehensive manner that will prevent a return to conflict. We are writing this open letter to explain why – even after a peace deal was signed on September 12 – we continue to advocate for escalating and targeted financial and legal measures against those who are looting South Sudan’s ...
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Neo-Colonialism and a Faustian Bargain Undermine South Sudan’s Peace Deal

Read the full report. By John Prendergast and Brian Adeba Peace remains elusive in South Sudan.  The latest in a line of peace deals – this one signed on September 12, 2018 between the South Sudan government and opposition – does not address the primary root cause of the war: the hijacking of governing institutions and the creation of a violent kleptocratic state that enriches senior officials and their commercial collaborators while doing nothing to provide social services, build infrastructure, create transparency, introduce accountability, reinforce the rule of law, or grow the economy of South Sudan. Fueling this ongoing strife ...
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Tools of Trade

Tools of Trade
Tools of Trade: U.S. Sanctions Regimes & Human Rights Accountability Strategies By: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable and the Enough Project Read the full report here.  Economic sanctions provide financial and diplomatic pressure to further U.S. foreign policy goals and national security interests. By targeting individual actors, economic sectors, or an entire foreign government, sanctions are an attractive alternative to softer diplomatic options and drastic military action for the U.S. government to act upon its positions before the international community. Because sanctions are a malleable tool that can be tailored to specific situations, their use has risen to address a wide ...
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With Friends Like These: Strong Benchmarks for Next Phase of U.S.-Sudan Relations

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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

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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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Demand the Supply: Ranking Consumer Electronics and Jewelry Retail Companies on their Efforts to Develop Conflict-Free Minerals Supply Chains from Congo

Demand the Supply: Ranking Consumer Electronics and Jewelry Retail Companies on their Efforts to Develop Conflict-Free Minerals Supply Chains from Congo
The Enough Project’s 2017 conflict minerals company rankings examine 20 of the largest companies, as defined by market capitalization, in two of the industries which consume the most tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold: consumer electronics and jewelry retail ...
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Ominous Threats Descending On Darfur

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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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Breaking Out of the Spiral in South Sudan: Anti-Money Laundering, Network Sanctions, and a New Peacemaking Architecture

Breaking Out of the Spiral in South Sudan: Anti-Money Laundering, Network Sanctions, and a New Peacemaking Architecture
The metastasizing crisis in South Sudan requires a new strategy for achieving a sustainable peace. Conditions on the ground are unbearable for large swathes of South Sudan’s population, and regional peacemaking efforts are not delivering results ...
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Strategic Pressure: A Blueprint for Addressing New Threats and Supporting Democratic Change in the DRC

Strategic Pressure: A Blueprint for Addressing New Threats and Supporting Democratic Change in the DRC
Nearly nine months after signing a political deal aimed at ushering in a landmark democratic transition in the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Joseph Kabila’s subversion of the accord places Congo at risk of much greater violence ...
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Splintered Warfare: Alliances, affiliations, and agendas of armed factions and politico-military groups in the Central African Republic

Splintered Warfare:  Alliances, affiliations, and agendas of armed factions and politico-military groups in the Central African Republic
This new report maps the current armed factions and politico-military groups in the Central African Republic ...
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