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Sanctions Without Purpose: U.S. Penalizes Sudanese People to Punish Their Government

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.02.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Washington obviously intends sanctions to cause economic hardship, but for what purpose? In the early 1990s Khartoum supported Saddam Hussein's Iraq against America and dallied with Islamic radicalism, even inviting Osama bin Laden to stay. However, that practice ended after 9/11.

The Perilous Change in Darfur's Demography

Eric Reeves | Posted 08.24.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

The debate about whether or not Darfur (Sudan) was the site of genocide long ago flamed out, largely because the issue became excessively politicized and the world -- in general -- no longer cared about how we referred to continuing ethnically-targeted destruction in Darfur.

Abandoning the Victims of Genocide in Darfur

Eric Reeves | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

At this very moment decisions are being made that will affect the lives and security of millions of people in Darfur, and yet we hear nothing of significance from the Obama administration about the urgency of preserving key elements of the force.

Sudan's Prospects for Reform

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.22.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

In spite of declarations to pursue reform following South Sudan's secession from Sudan in 2011, the political landscape in Sudan has remained bleak, with the government of Omar al-Bashir continuing to repress the country's marginalized populations.

Sudan: Where Elections Matter for the Wrong Reasons

Eric Reeves | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

Sudan holds national elections in the coming days, including for the office of president. The result is a foregone conclusion, indeed to speak of the voting process that will occur as an "election" is deeply misleading.

Sudan, the Obama Administration, and the Costs of Rapprochement

Eric Reeves | Posted 05.29.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

Sudan holds elections in mid-April, including a vote for the next President. It is a foregone conclusion that the victor will be the same man who has ruled Sudan with an iron fist for more than twenty-five years.

Bombing Civilian Hospitals: A Khartoum 'Tradition'

Eric Reeves | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

If we want moral clarity in understanding the Khartoum -- as opposed to the political "complexities" adduced whenever the regime is the subject -- then let us look to Frandala. This deliberate bombing attack on an MSF hospital, by an advanced military jet aircraft, is the very face of the Khartoum regime.

Completing the Darfur Genocide: Khartoum's Renewed Ambition

Eric Reeves | Posted 03.15.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

The Darfur region in the west of Sudan was once a focus of extraordinary American civil society activism; there was also once regular international news and human rights reporting from Darfur. None of this is true now.

Following in the Footsteps of Malcolm X

Emily O'Dell | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
Emily O'Dell

Following in the footsteps of Malcolm this year in Africa and the Middle East, I've learned that knowledge, humility, and humor make for great weapons in the fight for freedom.

Khartoum Announces a Campaign to Starve the People of the Nuba Mountains

Eric Reeves | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Eric Reeves

How can this Sudanese "Wannsee Conference"--made public by virtue of the leaked minutes of this extraordinary meeting--not be the occasion for the most robust warning to Khartoum not to pursue this campaign of starvation and ethnic annihilation?

An Expedient and Dishonest Trade-Off by the UN in Darfur

Eric Reeves | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact
Eric Reeves

The world has decided that attention is more warranted elsewhere than in Darfur and the other deeply impoverished and malnourished populations of Sudan. But it is shameful in the extreme for the UN to make it impossible for us to judge just how living conditions in Darfur really are -- statistically speaking.

Jurji Zaidan: Renaissance Man for All Seasons

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.02.2014 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

He felt classical Arabic should be the object of modernization, not spoken colloquial Arabic in all its permutations, and was instrumental in the establishment of "Al Majma' Al Loghawi" (The Arabic Language Academy) to attain that goal.

Regional Implications of a South Sudanese Civil War

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The deadly turmoil that erupted in Juba last month threatens to ignite a full scale ethnic civil war across South Sudan. If peace talks between the government and the White Army rebels fail to stem the violence, a potential genocide may result.

Film Art and Civilian Bombings in Sudan: More Than Just Incongruous

Eric Reeves | Posted 01.27.2014 | World
Eric Reeves

Such attitudes do much to explain why a year after the film festival millions of Sudanese continue to face not only relentless aerial bombardment, but severe deprivation and increasingly, in all three regions, the threat of catastrophic mortality from malnutrition and disease.

Sudan's Bloody Crackdown on Civilian Protestors: Does the U.S. Have Anything to Say?

Eric Reeves | Posted 12.07.2013 | World
Eric Reeves

Only powerful reform can allow Sudan to emerge from present barbarism, and yet Secretary Kerry had nothing to say to Ali Karti on the matter.

On the Brink in Sudan

David L. Phillips | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
David L. Phillips

A spiral of deadly violence engulfed Sudan last week. Nearly 200 peaceful protesters were killed in protests that started in Darfur and swept across the country, including Khartoum.

Syria and Sudan: Our Selective Moral Outrage

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

It is legalistic hair-splitting to condemn the use of chemical weapons in Syria while turning a blind eye to the deliberate and sustained targeting of unarmed civilians in Sudan.

Implications of Iran and Sudan's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

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 Israel, and by extension the U.S., throughout East Africa.

Shame on the UN

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 09.14.2013 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

For years Khartoum's proxy militia have harassed and killed UN staff, including peacekeepers. Their actions are met by nothing stronger than words of condemnation from UN headquarters in New York.

Inside Sudan's Garbage Economy

Agence France Presse | Abdelmoneim Abu Idris Ali | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

Just after the footpath beside the school passes into the cool late afternoon shadows, a gentle cracking sound signals that Doud Sebet has arrived.He ...

Red Lines in Sudan

Elizabeth Blackney | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Blackney

Millions have been displaced over the course of the genocide in Darfur and border clashes. The crisis on the border left 120,000 without critical food and medical aid just in Jonglei state, according to Doctors Without Borders.

The Central African Republic: Implications of Africa's "Phantom State"

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The future of the CAR is naturally uncertain. For the country to become capable of controlling its destiny and asserting its sovereignty by preventing armed militias from entering its land, Séléka must avoid the mistakes of its predecessor.

A Tale of Muslim Women Sparking Political Change

Aya Saed | Posted 04.07.2013 | World
Aya Saed

The female Sudanese activist, like her counterparts in Bahrain, Tunis and Egypt, does not shy away from defying patriarchy in the face of political discrimination.

Power Struggle in Khartoum

David L. Phillips | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
David L. Phillips

Sudan's long national nightmare may soon be ending. Sudanese deserve dignity, democracy and development. So do their neighbors in South Sudan who have suffered from Khartoum's aggression. Across the region, people are looking for change they can believe in.

Our Friends and Enemies in the War on Terror

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 12.08.2012 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

Is Sudan's unspecified cooperation worth this price, when so many continue to die and suffer within Sudan? If the regime is capable of betraying its friends, surely in time it will also betray its ideological enemy, the USA.