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.

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Daniel Large

Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy at Central European University, Hungary
Before joining SPP, Dr. Large was research director of the Africa-Asia Centre, Royal African Society at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He has been a research associate with the South African Institute of International Affairs, a visiting researcher at the Danish Institute of International Studies, a visiting lecturer at the Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques, Brussels, and project director of the Rift Valley institute’s digital Sudan Open Archive (www.sudanarchive.net).He has also worked for or consulted with a variety of international organizations.

Dr. Large is a currently Senior Non-Resident Fellow of the China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham, UK, a Research Associate at the London School of Economics, and a Fellow of the Rift Valley Institute.

His research interests include the politics of development, security and intervention; China and India's relations with Africa; African politics and international politics (particularly east and north Africa); and the politics of the global South.

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