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Sudan + 1 more

The Two Sudans on the Brink

South Sudan's messy separation from the North has provided the perfect conditions for conflict between the new neighbors. Oil pipelines and production set the scene for the most recent source of tension. Prepared by: Richard Downie There are…

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Analysis
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ISN
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06 Jun 2012

Kenya + 1 more

Kenya’s ‘Economic’ Conflict with Al-Shabaab

Kenya’s recent incursion into southern Somalia demonstrates that the world’s ‘most failed state’ impacts upon the security dynamics of its neighbors. By Edoardo Totolo In October 2011, after the kidnapping of three tourists in Lamu and two aid…

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Analysis
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ISN
Posted:
05 Jun 2012

Sudan

The Responsibility to Protect - Podcast

Today's podcast considers the important relationship of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) concept in relation to conflict management and intervention. Our guest David Lanz reflects on the Darfur conflict, which became a test case for emerging…

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Analysis
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ISN
Posted:
25 Jan 2012

Sudan

Podcast: The ongoing humanitarian crisis in South Kordofan

James Hedlund, an independent analyst on Sudan and freelance adviser supporting indigenous aid intervention, discusses the violence and humanitarian crisis in South Kordofan. He considers prospects for cease fire deals given the long history of conflict…

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Analysis
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ISN
Posted:
15 Jul 2011

Sudan

Abyei: Sudan's powder keg

As South Sudan inches closer to formal independence in July, fighting has escalated between ethnic southern and northern tribes in the disputed province of Abyei. Indeed, a long and bitter history of conflict exists between north…

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Analysis
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ISN
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15 Apr 2011

Sudan

Referendum in Sudan: Prelude for a North-South Divorce?

On January 9, southern Sudanese voters will decide in a referendum if they should separate from the North or remain a part of a united Sudan. As the southern Sudanese are expected to opt for independence, the referendum is…

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Analysis
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ISN
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21 Mar 2011

Somalia + 1 more

Somalia and Shabaab: The Blowback Calculation

Somalia and Shabaab The stalemate in Somalia provides an environment in which Islamic radicalism thrives, but Shabaab's decision to export terror to Uganda may end up backfiring as the Somali diaspora comes under scrutiny and increasing pressure from abroad. By Ken…

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Analysis
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ISN
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Kenya

Kenya Faces Crucial Referendum

Tension is rising ahead of Kenya's constitutional referendum tomorrow, as the contest between opposing sides heats up and leaders run their final rallies. But recent polls say that a large majority of Kenyans support the new constitution, Edoardo Totolo…

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Analysis
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ISN
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Burundi

Burundi Prepares for Crucial Poll

Burundi's 13-year civil war ended just five years ago, and though local elections passed peacefully last week, presidential elections later this month are showing signs of dangerous strain, Ioannis Gatsiounis writes for ISN Security Watch. By Ioannis Gatsiounis in Bujumbura,…

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Analysis
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ISN
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Kenya

Reviewing Justice in Kampala

The summit of summits on the international criminal justice circuit is set to kick off in Uganda next Monday with debate over the crime of aggression commanding center stage, Claudio Guler writes for ISN Security Watch. By Claudio Guler for…

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Analysis
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ISN
Posted:
21 Mar 2011