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20 Apr 2012 description

By Richard Downie

APR 19, 2012

10 Aug 2011 description

By Richard Downie

Aug 10, 2011


07 Jul 2011 description

This report, Sudan: Assessing Risks to Stability, is part of a series examining the risks of instability in 10 African countries over the next decade. The 10 papers are designed to be complementary but can also be read individually as self-standing country studies. An overview paper draws on common themes and explains the methodology underpinning the research. The project was commissioned by the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). The papers in this study are not meant to offer hard and fast predictions about the future.

30 Jun 2011 description

By Joel D. Barkan
Contributor: Jennifer G. Cooke, Richard Downie
Jun 30, 2011

30 Jun 2011 description

By Richard Downie, Jennifer G. Cooke
Jun 30, 2011

08 Dec 2010 description

By Richard Downie

Dec 8, 2010

The people of southern Sudan are fast approaching an historic decision: a referendum on whether to remain part of Sudan or become an independent state. The referendum is the most significant milestone in a six-year interim period that began with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005. The CPA was the outcome of a U.S.-backed process that successfully brought an end to almost 40 years of civil war between the North and South. In theory, two votes are scheduled to take place on January 9, 2011.

15 Jan 2010 description

By Jennifer G. Cooke, Richard Downie

Jan 15, 2010

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the American Academy of Diplomacy (AAD) cohosted a conference on October 29, 2009, to examine the role of diplomacy in U.S. relations with Africa. Discussions were grounded in the belief that as U.S. interests and engagement in Africa expand, U.S. diplomatic capacities must expand accordingly. The need to effectively manage multiple strands of U.S. investments in security, development, and conflict mitigation and management has become more complex and more important.

20 Apr 2009 description


Nowhere are global public health challenges more acute than in sub-Saharan Africa. With just 13 percent of the world's population, this region carries 24 percent of the global burden of disease. The continent's immense disease burden and frail health systems are embedded in a broader context of poverty, underdevelopment, conflict, and weak or ill-managed government institutions. These complex, interrelated challenges will ultimately demand sustained, patient, and integrated responses.

05 Feb 2007 description

The Post-Conflict Reconstruction (PCR) Project develops innovative strategies for a conflict-prone world.

The PCR Project aims to be the leading source for authoritative analysis, recommendations, and evaluation of fragile states and post-conflict reconstruction, and pursues reforms necessary to increase U.S. and international capacity to engage in a conflict-prone world.

PCR works with U.S.

10 Jan 2005 description


Ongoing peace negotiations offer the best opportunity in decades to end Sudan's civil war - the longest-running such conflict in Africa. A negotiated settlement between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army would be an historic achievement.

Stabilizing Sudan and moving ahead with postwar reconstruction will be a daunting task. The accord's core bargain will invite tension and confusion, simultaneously building national institutions to preserve the unity of Sudan while creating an autonomous southern entity.

09 Jan 2005 description

On January 9, 2005, the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) will sign a Comprehensive Peace Agreement (the Naivasha Agreement), formally ending over four decades of civil war in Sudan.

22 Jan 2004 description

CSIS Report: International Peacekeeping Force Key to Maintaining Fragile Accord


28 Feb 2001 description

Report of the CSIS Task Force on U.S.-Sudan Policy

Francis M. Deng
J. Stephen Morrison

February 2001