4 Years After the Peacful Revolution in Sudan
Gerald Hainzl in conversation with Alex de Waal SUDAN IN CRISIS – ZOOM Talk recorded on June 21, 2023 (Kreisky Forum for International Dialog)
Although conflicts have been ongoing in Sudan in recent years, diplomacy has been successful in preventing an all-out war. However, the situation has changed, and Sudan is now embroiled in a conflict as two rival armed forces,
- the Sudan Armed Forces and
- the Rapid Support Forces,
The conflict is a result of a power struggle between two warlords,
- Abdel Fattah al Burhan and
- Mohamed ‚Hemedti‘ Hamdan Dagolo,
who collaborated in the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in 2019.
Uncoordinated Ineffective Mediation
An international mediation process was underway to resolve the conflict, but due to a lack of coordination and divergent interests among the diplomatic actors involved, the endeavour proved to be ineffective – with devastating consequences.
- Why hasn’t the US been more eager to support peace mediation and accepted their loss of leverage?
- What are Russia’s or China’s geopolitical interests in Sudan, and given all this, how should Western diplomacy be remodeled?
- affiliated with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Massachusetts. He is also
- Professorial Fellow at the London School of Economics.
- Considered one of the foremost experts on Sudan and the Horn of Africa, his scholarly work and practice has also probed humanitarian crisis and response, human rights, HIV/AIDS and governance in Africa, and conflict and peace-building.
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