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International Crisis Group at Work: Sri Lanka
International Crisis Group at Work: Sri Lanka
Does a Better Decade Lie Ahead for South Sudan?
Does a Better Decade Lie Ahead for South Sudan?
Video / Asia

International Crisis Group at Work: Sri Lanka

Alan Keenan, Sri Lanka Project Director, discusses Crisis Group's push for a full accounting of war crimes committed during the country's civil war — prerequisite for a genuine, lasting peace on the island.

International Crisis Group at Work: Sri Lanka

In this video, Crisis Group’s Sri Lanka Project Director Alan Keenan discusses Crisis Group's push for a full accounting of war crimes committed during the country's civil war — prerequisite for a genuine, lasting peace on the island. CRISIS GROUP
Podcast / Africa

Does a Better Decade Lie Ahead for South Sudan?

This week on The Horn, Alan Boswell welcomes Dr. Luka Biong Deng Kuol, a South Sudanese former minister and academic, to reflect on South Sudan’s trajectory since achieving independence ten years ago and whether it can still change course toward a more stable future.

In July 2011, South Sudan gained independence with immense international support. Achieving statehood was seen by many as the end of an unstable coexistence with Sudan, but the bloody decade that followed is testament to the dangers and difficulties of state-building. 

Joining Alan Boswell this week to reflect on South Sudan’s troubled ten-year journey is Dr. Luka Biong Deng Kuol, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies and former civil servant of Southern Sudan and Sudan. Dr. Luka shares his thoughts on what led to the young country’s descent into a devastating civil war and why its two main antagonists, Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, remain locked in zero-sum politics. They discuss what it would take for a leadership change in South Sudan, what constitution would suit the country best, and whether prospects for a much-needed reset are realistic as elections loom on the horizon. 

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Contributors

Senior Analyst, South Sudan
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Dr. Luka Biong Deng Kuol
Dean of Academic Affairs at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies