Peace agreements can be turning points in complex transitions from war to peace. But they don’t necessarily lead to greater stability, let alone peace. This report explores trajectories of violence in Sudan and South Sudan after the signature of peace agreements. It traces violence trajectories and explores whether these peace agreements resolved, reshaped or perpetuated existing patterns of violence.
Julia Bello-Schünemann is a senior researcher for the African Futures and Innovation programme at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). Before joining the ISS, she was a consultant working on peace and state building, providing policy advice to the European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), among others. Bello-Schünemann has a PhD in international relations from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.