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.

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...

Morocco Is Not the Next Algeria or Sudan

July 19, 2019

In an article published last month with the title, “Could Morocco see the next uprising, after Sudan and Algeria?” the BBC demonstrated a misunderstanding of Moroccan society by conflating civil unrest and public dissatisfaction over the kingdom’s leadership with the overall stability of the...

It’s Time for America to Join the ICC

July 19, 2016

America’s role as self-proclaimed primary supporter of human rights makes it essentially unavoidable for the US to join the ICC. On July 11, the International Criminal Court (ICC) determined that “the Republics of Uganda and Djibouti had failed to comply with the request for arrest and...

Water Security in the Nile Basin

March 12, 2016

Cooperation is key in sharing the resources of the world’s longest river. The Nile is the longest river in the world, flowing for more than 6,660 kilometers from its origins in the hills of Burundi and Rwanda to the Mediterranean Sea. The river consists of two distinct basins: the White Nile...

Al-Bashir’s Escape: Why the African Union Defies the ICC

June 15, 2015

Omar al-Bashir left South Africa as a court dragged its feet over whether to stop him. After days of wrangling to try have him arrested, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has left South Africa before a court there could decide whether to arrest him. The International Criminal Court (ICC)...

A History of Violence: African Asylum Seekers in Israel

January 29, 2014

The mistreatment of African asylum seekers in Israel is a serious human rights violation. The narrative of hostility, suspicion and aggression towards immigrants and asylum seekers is not new, nor is it unique. Reports of governmental and societal mistreatment of asylum seekers ebb in and out of...

Implications of Iran and Sudan’s Growing Alliance

September 12, 2013

Iran is determined to expand its influence in Africa, and Sudan has a unique role to play.  Recent geopolitical developments across the Middle East and Africa have added momentum to Iran and Sudan’s strategic partnership, an alliance driven primarily by an interest in weakening the power of...

Youth: From Problem to Asset

August 30, 2013

Rather than seeing youth as a problem, we must recognize how youth can be the solution. It was a calm morning on July 6, just before dawn, at a boarding school in Momudo, a small town in northern Nigeria. While the students and staff slept, a group of Boko Haram militants attacked, using guns,...

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