Lifting Sanctions Isn’t as Simple as It Sounds
Financial wars damage and disfigure economies as much as military ones. Countries ravaged by sanctions need reconstruction, too.
It Takes a Village to Make a Monster
Omar al-Bashir is gone—but he was never the key to Sudan’s oppression to begin with.
The World This Weekend
FP’s latest on the turmoil in Sudan, Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election, and Julian Assange’s arrest.
Military Factions Vie for Power After Coup in Sudan
Protesters vow to press on until they gain civilian rule.
In Sudan, a Transition to Democracy or a Military Power Play?
Omar al-Bashir’s three-decade rule is over, but demonstrators reject the army’s plan.
How Two U.S. Presidents Reshaped America’s Policy Toward Sudan
As thousands protest the Bashir regime, Washington has helped legitimize it.
الربيع العربي لم ينته بعد
روح الربيع العربي لا تزال مستمرة كما أظهرت الاحتجاجات الكبيرة في الجزائر والسودان.
The Arab Spring Is Not Over Yet
Major protests in Algeria and Sudan show that the spirit of 2011 lives on.
Shame on the Arabs
Many Arab rulers have revealed their moral bankruptcy by rekindling ties with Syria and embracing a war criminal.
This Is the Uprising Sudan’s Genocidal Dictator Always Feared
The country’s current protests include all sections of society—and may soon topple Omar al-Bashir’s entire regime.
When Soldiers Go Back to Being Children
The unlikely success of Sudan and the FARC proves minors can be protected from conflict.
For South Sudan, It’s Not So Easy to Declare Independence From Arabic
When the world’s newest country broke away from Khartoum, it discarded Sudan’s main official language, too. But casting aside the oppressor’s tongue did not heal the country’s divisions.
Trump Administration Gives Sudan a Way to Come in From the Cold
The United States should stop listing Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism, Sudanese foreign minister tells FP, as Khartoum seeks to boost its crumbling economy.
Sanctions Against Sudan Didn’t Harm an Oppressive Government — They Helped It
The end of economic isolation hasn’t brought a financial windfall or more freedom. Instead, the regime is as strong as ever while ordinary people suffer.
Conflict in Abyei Could Reignite South Sudan’s Civil War
If the U.N. withdraws peacekeepers from a long-contested oil-rich enclave, it's likely to spark further fighting in an already unstable region.
For Once We Were Strangers
In Israel, thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers are stuck in limbo. Photographer Kobi Wolf documents a national crisis.
Egypt-Sudan Spat Muddies Prospects for Deal on Big Nile Dam
Talks are stalled over how to deal with the impact of a $5 billion dam that could threaten Egypt’s lifeblood.
U.S. Finally Lifts Sudan Sanctions, Citing Better Cooperation on Counterterrorism
Rights advocates, fearing loss of leverage over Khartoum, are dismayed
Sudan Hopes for Sanctions Repeal as Deadline Looms
Khartoum hopes to get a permanent lifting of sanctions now that it’s playing ball with Washington in the fight on terror.
GOP Senator Blocks Plans to Fill Africa Post at State Department
A lone Republican lawmaker is threatening to hold up the Trump administration’s pick for the next assistant secretary for Africa.