“Envisioning a Stable South Sudan,” a Series by Africa Center for Strategic Studies, USA

Posted: June 7, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in December 2013 Crisis, HLRF, Junub Sudan, Reports

By Africa Center for Strategic Studies

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A young South Sudanese girl poses with the flag of South Sudan

Thursday, June 07, 2018 (PW) — The internal conflict and resulting humanitarian crisis embroiling South Sudan since December 2013 have exposed the country’s fragility. A weak national identity, ethnically based violence, a legacy of violent conflict resolution, personalized and patronage-based politics, weak institutional checks on the abuse of power, and the absence of encompassing leadership, among other factors, all pose obstacles to peace-building. As a result, envisaging a stable South Sudan has become increasingly difficult for many South Sudanese and external observers. With regional and international diplomacy rightly focused on negotiating an immediate end to hostilities, the Africa Center for Strategic Studies has asked a selection of South Sudanese and international scholars, security practitioners, and civil society leaders to share their visions of the strategic issues South Sudan must address if it is to make a transition from its current state of dissimilation to a more stable reality. These visions, taken individually and collectively, are intended to help sketch out some of the priorities and prerequisites for transforming today’s highly fragmented security landscape in South Sudan to one in which its citizens are safe in their own country and are protected from external threats.

  1. Three Trajectories Facing South Sudan By Dr. Luka Kuol
  2. Context and the Limits of International Engagement in Realizing Durable Stability in South Sudan, By Dr. Lauren Hutton
  3. Taming the Dominant Gun Class in South Sudan, By Dr. Majak D’Agoôt
  4. Durable Stability in South Sudan: What Are the Prerequisites?, By Dr. Phillip Kasaija Apuuli
  5. Security Sector Stabilization: A Prerequisite for Political Stability in South Sudan, By Dr. Remember Miamingi
  6. Confronting the Challenges of South Sudan’s Security Sector: A Practitioner Perspective, By Gen. Kuol Deim Kuol
  7. Blurring the Lines: Ethnicity, Governance, and Stability in South Sudan, By Dr. Lauren Hutton
  8. The Rule of Law and the Role of Customary Courts in Stabilizing South Sudan, By Dr. Godfrey Musila
  9. Navigating the Competing Interests of Regional Actors in South Sudan, By Dr. Luka Kuol

The articles in this series do not necessarily reflect the views of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies.

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Comments
  1. michael garang ajang says:

    president kiir mayardit should step down for the sake of stopping the suffering of the people of the young nation,he should step down to prove that he care`s for the people who are suffering in there own nation.

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  2. michael garang ajang says:

    why should be refugees in our own country?.there are many homeless,soldiers are dying every day and childrent are crying.to stop these, our politicians who are lost should embraced the right peace which our people need most than just going to adis. and coming back with what they called ahalf peace.

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