Regime change through force? The temptation to prosecute an all-out war between the Sudans should be resisted on all sides

John Siebert Africa, Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2012 Volume 33 Issue 2 The secession of the Republic of South Sudan from the Republic of Sudan in July 2011 did not resolve the complex issues left over from the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) process that took effect in 2005. The past year has brought intensifying military confrontations in disputed border areas, …

South Sudan’s Unsteady Start

John Siebert Africa, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2011 Volume 32 Issue 3 The world welcomed its newest state on July 9, 2011. The Republic of South Sudan became the 54th country in Africa, in the culmination of the six-year process outlined in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed in January 2005 between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s …

South Sudan’s New Battle: Building a State amid Internal Violence

John Siebert Africa, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2011 Volume 32 Issue 1 The creation of a new state—the Republic of South Sudan—and the creation of the state in South Sudan are two very different matters. The first will be easy; the second is a project for generations. An important report written for PACT Sudan (Schomerus & Allen 2010) describes the …

Brinksmanship, Delay and Broken Agreements: The Southern Sudan Independence Referendum

John Siebert Africa, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2010 Volume 31 Issue 4 It was under a tree in a dusty field in Southern Sudan in September 2008. The research interview was over, but the truck to take us to lunch hadn’t arrived. They asked me to sing a Canadian song. But what? I asked myself. These were 15 young men, mostly …

Diplomatic Uses for IGAD in Sudan’s Referendum Period

Tasneem Jamal Africa, Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2010 Volume 31 Issue 2 Having just come through its first nationwide elections since 1986, Sudan now faces the last major hurdle in the six-year transition period mapped out in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA): a referendum on Southern Sudan independence planned for January 2011. Much attention has been focused on the measured public …

Insecurity in Southern Sudan: Prelude to War or the Promise of a New Age?

John Siebert Africa, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2010 Volume 31 Issue 1 As Sudan moves toward elections in April 2010 and the January 2011 referendum on Southern Sudan succession, instability from the escalation of cattle raiding deaths among pastoralists and attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the south have increased concerns about a return to civil war. Growing violence …

“Never Again” Does Not Apply to Sudan

John Siebert Africa, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2009 Volume 30 Issue 2 As I flew over the dusty, endless tracts of uninhabited land from Juba to Wau last September the thought nagged at me: the international community will never ride into Sudan on a white charger to deliver the suffering civilians from their misery in Darfur. No rallying cry “Never again” …

There May Be Hope For Sudan

John Siebert Africa, Armed Conflicts, Conventional Weapons

Author John Siebert Published by the Waterloo Region Record An alarm is being raised that Sudan may be on the brink of returning to full scale war. At least two triggers for instability and a return to violent confrontation are coming into view – the first nationwide elections since 1986 are to take place in April, and a referendum on …

Regional Security, Gender Identity and CPA Implementation in Sudan

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Jessica Davis, Judith McCallum and Alfred Okech This report includes two papers that were presented during a workshop in Nairobi in support of the Building Capacity for Sustainable Peace in Sudan, a joint project of Project Ploughshares and Africa Peace Forum. Both papers address the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in Sudan. The first paper, written by …

Uganda–Lord’s Resistance Army Peace Negotiations: Addressing Dead Ends in a Maze

Tasneem Jamal

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2007 Volume 28 Issue 4 Project Ploughshares continues its peacebuilding work with the Africa Peace Forum through policy development projects on the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in Sudan and the creation of a peace and security architecture for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) community that includes Sudan and Uganda. The …