Analysis Brief

Chad: A Turn Toward the Bad

In a constant state of near-drought and desperately poor in good times, the desert republic of Chad is heading toward a fateful election early next month as Darfur's hungry refugees, a bloody rebel army, and the World Bank all demand their due.

See more in Chad; Sudan; Elections

Analysis Brief

Debate Grinds On Over Darfur

The three-year conflict in Darfur continues as the United Nations prepares to send a peacekeeping mission to replace the ineffectual African Union (AU) presence in Sudan. Human rights advocates say the Darfur situation highlights the international community's inability to protect civilians when their governments are unable or unwilling to help.

See more in Sudan; Humanitarian Intervention

Analysis Brief


Sudan's bid to chair this year's African Union Summit has brought fierce criticism from opponents who say Khartoum's human rights record would damage the organization's efforts at reform. Sudan continues to fight a bloody civil war and the government faces accusations of human rights abuse in its Darfur region.

See more in Human Rights; Sudan; Regional Security


Darryl G. Behrman Lecture on Africa Policy: A Trip Report: Sudan (Audio)

Speakers: George Clooney, John Prendergast, Andudu Adam Elnail, and Omer Ismail
Presider: Ann Curry

Following their return from South Sudan with the Enough Project, George Clooney and John Prendergast assess the in-country situation in the year since southern Sudan's independence referendum, with Andudu Adam Elnail, Anglican bishop of Kadugli, Sudan, and Omer Ismail, Darfur activist and senior adviser at the Enough Project.

See more in Sudan


A Trip Report: Sudan (Audio)

Speakers: George Clooney and John Prendergast
Presider: Tami Hultman

Upon their return from Sudan, George Clooney and John Prendergast assess the in-country situation in advance of southern Sudan's independence referendum this January.

See more in Sudan; Conflict Assessment; South Sudan


Symposium on International Law and Justice, Session Three: The Darfur Case (Audio)

Speaker: Luis Moreno-Ocampo
Introductory Speaker: Angelina Jolie
Presider: Nicholas D. Kristof

Listen to International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo discuss the Darfur case, with introductory remarks by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie.

This session was part of the CFR Symposium on International Law and Justice, which was made possible through the generous support of the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.

See more in International Law; Genocide; Sudan


Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call with Gloria E. White-Hammond

Speaker: Gloria E. White-Hammond
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Listen to Gloria E. White-Hammond, cofounder of My Sister's Keeper and copastor of Bethel AME Church in Boston, discuss the role that faith-based organizations are playing in Africa, with a focus on their efforts in Darfur, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series.

Learn more about CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative.

See more in Religion; Sudan