Post-Referendum Sudan: Prospects for Peace

Post-Referendum Sudan: Prospects for Peace

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Sudan

USAID's Katherine Almquist and CFR's Payton L. Knopf discuss the political implications of Southern Sudan's nearly unanimous vote to secede from the North, as part of the CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

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