Publications

The Sudd Institute

South Sudan’s Crisis: Weighing the Cost of the Stalemate in the Peace Process

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 12/08/2014

 

This analysis weighs the cost of the stalemate of the South Sudanese peace process. It suggests that the stalemate is costly, and that the solution to the current crisis lies with the warring parties, the South Sudanese citizenry, and the international community.


The Sudd Institute

South Sudan’s Crisis: Its Drivers, Key Players, and Post-conflict Prospects

Author: The Sudd Institute

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Special Reports

Date: 03/08/2014

 

This analysis argues that although the crisis was triggered by power struggle within the SPLM, historical issues that remained unresolved after the CPA significantly compounded it. As well, other factors such as illiteracy, maladministration and undemocratic nature in the SPLM, lack of employment, and weak institutions all contributed to this...


The Sudd Institute

HIV/AIDS: A Threat to National Security in South Sudan

Author: Awak Deng Bior

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 22/07/2014

 

On July 9th 2011, South Sudan became the world’s youngest nation.  The untapped investment opportunities offered by this new nation are attracting both foreign investors and South Sudanese in the Diaspora.  This homecoming of South Sudanese from the Diaspora and the influx of foreign investors and aid workers to South...


The Sudd Institute

The Impacts of Violence on Education in South Sudan

Authors: Hollyn Hammond, Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 01/07/2014

Keyword(s): Education, South Sudan, Violence, Impacts

 

Basic education is a fundamental economic necessity, but circumstances such as armed violence often make its effective provision quite grim. This is particularly pertinent in South Sudan where the delivery of social services has been greatly undermined by a recent violence.


The Sudd Institute

What is South Sudan’s Wisdom Courting Russia?

Author: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 10/06/2014

 

The month of May 2014 had been an interesting period politically in South Sudan. During this period, the American Secretary of State, John Kerry and the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, visited South Sudan to push the warring parties to seek a peaceful end to the violence that had...


The Sudd Institute

How the Federal System of Government is Misunderstood in South Sudan

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 03/06/2014

 

South Sudan emerged as a state from over two decades of a violent conflict, fought between the Sudanese government and the southern rebels known as the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M). Between the interim period and independence (2005-2011), the region was governed under ‘federally’ decentralized structures, constituted in both the...


The Sudd Institute

Diplomacy: A Key to Ending the Worsening Crisis in South Sudan

Author: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 12/05/2014

 

The Violence in South Sudan worsened in the month of April amidst reports of mass atrocities against civilians in Bentiu just days after the rebels gained control of the town, and in what seems like a revenge attack, a pro-government angry mob broke into a UN base where thousands of...


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The Replacement of South Sudan Army Chief and its Implications

Author: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 06/05/2014

 

After a very difficult week for the Sudan’s People Liberation Army (SPLA) in the battle fields of Unity State, losing control of Bentiu, Leer, and Mayom and battling the rebels in Renk and other fronts in Upper Nile and Jonglei states, President Kiir announced in a decree on Wednesday, April...


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The Release of South Sudan’s Political Detainees and the Prospects for Peace

Authors: Abraham Awolich, Jok Madut Jok, Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 28/04/2014

 

After several months in detention, the government of South Sudan has decided to stay the charges of treason that were brought against four prominent South Sudanese politicians in relation to the government’s allegation that they had been part of a plot to overthrow the government of President Salva Kiir Mayardit.


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South Sudan’s Mining Policy and Resource Curse

Author: Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 22/04/2014

 

This policy brief analyzes the newly proposed South Sudanese mining sector policy using Botswana’s mining policies as standard reference and with examples drawn from a number of expert literature in extractive resources. Most resource-rich developing countries suffer poverty, political instability, civil wars, corruption, low life expectancy, high illiteracy, and high...


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