Saturday, May 13, 2023

Can China Broker Peace in Sudan?

 The Diplomat published on 9 May 2023 a commentary titled "Can China Broker Peace in Sudan?" by Matai Muon, University of Oxford, and Brian Wong, Balliol College, Oxford.  

The authors argue that China could hold the key to any future peace in Sudan, but caveats limit the extent to which Beijing can play a constructive role: (1)  China's long-standing preference to steer clear of internal, civil strife in conflict-prone nations; (2) China's diminishing socioeconomic and political interests within Sudan; and (3) the complex geopolitical nature of the conflict.