Friday, November 4, 2022

Building Democracy in Sudan

 The European Council on Foreign Relations published on 3 November 2022 a policy brief titled "Back to Barracks: Building Democracy after the Military Coup in Sudan" by Amgad Fareid Eltayeb, a Sudanese politician in Khartoum.

The author concludes that the international community has failed to find a viable political pathway to end Sudan's military coup because it is too focused on working with elites.  It needs to grasp that both military and civilian elites are responsible for failing to open politics to the people of Sudan.  Violence, repression, and unrest are widespread and splits in the military camp threaten to spill over into civil war.  These splits also result in drawing Sudan into regional conflicts in neighboring countries.