The Word on the Street

April 30, 2021

How the End of the Gulf Crisis Affects Sudan

April 09, 2021

Sudan has been at the center of the diverging interests of wealthy Gulf states for many years. Having been close allies of former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar had longstanding business, military and political interests in the country...

Sudan’s Ties With Counterrevolutionary Gulf States

November 03, 2020

Under the leadership of Omar al-Bashir, Sudan suffered from US-imposed sanctions that began in the 1990s.

Amid Normalization With Israel, Sudan’s Future Hangs in the Balance

October 26, 2020

On October 23, the Trump administration announced the agreement between Israel and Sudan to normalize relations. Ordinarily, such an agreement would be good for both countries. But for Sudan, still struggling with imposing democratic norms after decades of brutal dictatorship, it could come at a...

Continuing the Investigation of a School in Khartoum

July 31, 2020

Investigating the History of a School in Khartoum

July 29, 2020

The Sudan Conference Presents an Opportunity

June 24, 2020

A little more than a year has passed since the coup that toppled Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir. On June 25, the Sudan Partnership Conference — convened by Germany in concert with Sudan, the European Union and the United Nations — will coordinate action to overcome the country’s economic...

Africa’s Long Road to Democracy

July 18, 2019

The violation of human rights across the African continent began as a struggle for self-rule in the mid-20th century. Except for Liberia, which European countries assumed was an American colony, and Ethiopia, which was never colonized due to Haile Selassie’s resistance to Italian invasion,...

The Dictator and the Nihilist

April 19, 2019

Julian Assange and Omar al-Bashir shared an underlying commonality — a lack of accountability, which proved to be their ultimate undoing. Two major public figures lost their protected status last week. British authorities dragged Julian Assange, the co-founder of Wikileaks, out of the...

Sudan Welcomes Its Newest Refugees

November 01, 2017

Sudan shows how granting more freedoms for refugees to legally live, study and work can yield great results in  a country with its own troubled past. Syrians have found refuge in an unexpected place: the Republic of Sudan. The streets of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, are bustling with new Syrian...

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