Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sudan and the Gulf States

The Enough Project published in June 2015 a report titled "The Many Faces of al-Bashir: Sudan's Persian Gulf Power Games" by Omer Ismail. 

The author argues that Sudan's inclusion in the Arab coalition against the Houthis in Yemen, the recent agreement on a framework for a nuclear deal with Iran, and the rapprochement between Ethiopia and Egypt on Nile waters all dramatically alter Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's views of his opportunities.  Sudan's growing economic dependence on the Gulf States means, however, that those countries now have more leverage to press the NCP to agree to the political reforms and the negotiated compromises with the opposition that are needed to forge a lasting peace.

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