Written by Daniel Large

Sudan and South Sudan: A Testing Ground for Beijing’s Peace and Security Engagement

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This chapter takes the case studies of Sudan and South Sudan where China has played a significant if sometimes controversial role. Investigating the shifting policy positions and response to crisis engendered by Chinese multilateral engagement and its commercial interests in the region, the constraints and obstacles to constructive involvement are highlighted through this study. Link…

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The Political Economy of South Sudan

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This paper provides an overview of the contemporary political economy of South Sudan. It begins with brief geographical, social and historical background before outlining key recent themes and current challenges. It concludes with some thoughts on dynamics likely to influence future opportunities and challenges. A list of selected further readings is provided at the end…

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Stabilising Sudan: Domestic, Sub-Regional and Extra-Regional Challenges

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This briefing reports from a two-day policy advisory group seminar on 23 and 24 August 2010, discussing Sudan’s multiple, interconnected challenges as the country fast approaches a historic transition including the South Sudan and Abyei referenda. Download

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China’s Sudan Engagement: Changing Northern and Southern Political Trajectories in Peace and War

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This article considers how China’s involvement in and relation to Sudanese politics has developed over the past two decades, by examining two important and inter-related manifestations of China’s changing engagement with Northern and Southern Sudan amidst the coexistence of ongoing conflict in Darfur and a formal North–South peace. Link to publication

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China & the Contradictions of ‘Non-interference’ in Sudan

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This article considers why the Chinese government’s enduring principle of noninterference has come under increasing and more visible strain in recent years in Sudan. In so doing, it is particularly concerned with the changing nature of China’s role in Sudan. Link to publication

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