South Sudan has approximately a decade to enjoy substantial oil revenues, with oil production potentially returning to 300,000 barrels per day during 2013. During this period, it must establish sound internal governance and the basis for a productive economy in the long term. The U.S., determined not to see South Sudan become a failed state, is assisting. The country has the advantages of some of the world’s best agricultural land, a globalized population, and a tremendous reservoir of goodwill.Continue Reading →
On January 4 – 5, 2013, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and South Sudanese Presdent Salva Kiir met in Addis Ababa for a summit meeting to discuss the remaining issues between the two countries. Also present were Ethiopian Prime Minister, Haile Mariam Desaiegn and former South African President Thabo Mbkei. Among the topics they discussed were [...]Continue Reading →
On CNN‘s website, Alex de Waal argues that Sudan and South Sudan’s long term needs are being held hostage to short term calculations.
Eighteen months after the secession of South Sudan, its future is still tied to its northern neighbor and former mother country. In 2013, Sudan and South Sudan will rise or fall [...]Continue Reading →
Christopher Alessi of the Council on Foreign Relations interviewed Alex de Waal about the recent agreements between Sudan and South Sudan and how they relate to oil diplomacy.
Below is an introduction to the interview and the full text is available on the website of the Council on Foreign Relations.
At the end of [...]Continue Reading →
Attached are the full text versions of the agreements:Continue Reading →
The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan have signed a series of eight agreements today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The agreements address security, trade, oil, and citizenship. They are a major step forward.
However, several issues including the final status of Abyei area remain outstanding. The agreements also do not cover the conflict in the [...]Continue Reading →
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