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Remote-control Breakdown: Sudanese Paramilitary Forces and Pro-government Militias

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This Issue Brief examines the history of Sudan’s militia strategy and the role of militias in the country’s armed conflicts, notably in Darfur and the Two Areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile. It discusses the use of para-military forces and militias in Sudan from the 1980s until the present day, including their alleged roles…

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Policing in South Sudan: Transformation Challenges and Priorities

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Based on extensive in-depth interviews with the police leadership, rank-and-file SSNPS, donors, legal and security experts, and civil society groups, this Issue Brief reviews the state of the police in South Sudan in order to draw attention to shortcomings that may be addressed as part of ongoing donor engagement with the SSNPS. Download

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Legitimacy, Exclusion, and Power: Taban Deng Gai and the South Sudan Peace Process

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This Issue Brief analyses Taban Deng’s history and his current place in South Sudan. In doing so, it draws on a new HSBA Working Paper on Unity state—A State of Disunity: Conflict Dynamics in Unity State, South Sudan, 2013–158—which is being released together with this Brief. Download

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The Future of Human Security in Sudan and South Sudan

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This document provides a synopsis of the key messages that emerged from the plenary and breakout sessions (during the 2016 Symposium “The Future of Human Security in Sudan and South Sudan) and that are relevant for the field of armed violence research in Sudan and South Sudan broadly, and for the HSBA project in particular.…

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