A Gallup Poll shows that Sudanese are nearly three times more likely to hold "very unfavorable" opinions of the United States (37%) than of China (14%).
Renewed fighting in South Sudan has experts fearing a civil war that could spiral beyond Sudan's borders.
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Barack Obama made this joint statement on Darfur on May 28, 2008.
While the crisis in Darfur simmers, the larger problem of Sudan's survival as a state is becoming increasingly urgent. Old tensions between the Arabs of the Nile River valley, who have held power for a century, and marginalized groups on the country's periphery are turning into a national crisis. Engagement with Khartoum may be the only way to avert another civil war in Sudan, and even that may not be enough.
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Despite its recent willingness to combat terrorism, Sudan is still considered a state sponsor because of its ties to Hamas, the Iraqi insurgency, and violence in Darfur.
John Prendergast, codirector of the ENOUGH Project, discusses U.S. policy toward Sudan and what a new U.S. president should do to address the crisis in Darfur.
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.
Roberta Cohen of the Brookings Institution says the United Nations needs to do some “hard bargaining” with the Sudanese government to facilitate the rapid deployment of the UN/AU peacekeeping force for Darfur.
Alex de Waal, an Africa expert at the Social Science Research Council, says the rebellion in Chad could prompt an escalation of the conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region.
Michael J. Gerson states that “deployment of UN troops is perhaps the last hope for the betrayed people of Darfur. And we cannot run again.”
Darfur online forum features a debate between Sudan experts Alex De Waal and John Prendergast.
A report prepared by CSIS on the foreign policy and national security implications of global climate change.
Darfur peace talks faltered this weekend. Delegates are scrambling to put them back on track, as violence continues in Darfur.
Jan Eliasson, the UN secretary-general’s special envoy for Darfur, says any new political agreement on Darfur must reflect the realities on the ground.
International attention is riveted on bringing Darfur’s rebel groups to the negotiating table. Meanwhile, peace in Sudan’s south appears increasingly fragile.
An increasingly chaotic political situation in Darfur may require a more inclusive round of negotiations than currently envisioned.
African countries are increasingly called upon to provide peacekeepers for conflicts on their continent, but they may be reaching the limits of their capacity.
Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
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