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Beyond Darfur

Sudan's Slide Toward Civil War

Author: Andrew S. Natsios
May/June 2008
Council on Foreign Relations

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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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