Posts Tagged “Sudan”

The Unbearable Burden: Sudan’s Crippling Economic Crisis and the absence of Plan B

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The Unbearable Burden: Sudan’s Crippling Economic Crisis and the absence of Plan B

The Unbearable Burden: Sudan’s Crippling Economic Crisis and the absence of Plan B By Magdi A. Mofadal It is known that the Transitional Government of Sudan inherited a lot of challenges from the deposed regime; chief among them is the crippling economic crisis. This crisis was the driving force behind the popular protests that culminated…

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The United States and the Democratic Transition in Sudan

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The United States and the Democratic Transition in Sudan

The United States and the Democratic Transition in Sudan By Magdi Mofadal On August 21st, 2019 the Sovereign Council (SC), which acts as the Head of State in Sudan, was stablished after the swearing in of its President and Members. The prime minister took oath of office on the same day. He immediately started consultations…

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Interim Political Declaration opens door to Sudanese Democracy

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Interim Political Declaration opens door to Sudanese Democracy

Interim Political Declaration opens door to Sudanese Democracy The Government of Sudan announced a new agreement that many hope will bring peace and democracy to the country. Here is the release: The signing of the Political Declaration and the Constitutional Document of the Interim Period on August 17th, 2019, opened a new chapter in the…

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Sudan’s Defining Moment: the Uneasy Transition to Democracy

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Sudan’s Defining Moment: the Uneasy Transition to Democracy

Sudan’s Defining Moment: the Uneasy Transition to Democracy Guest Op-Ed on the aftermath of Mar al-Bashir’s forced rem,oval from office and the negotiations to form a new government and establish Democracy. By Magdi A. Mofadal The Sudanese people, who pioneered in the Arab world in October 1964 with their first-ever “Arab Spring”, surprised the world…

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Algeria and Sudan: The next (but not last) Arab Spring cycle

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Algeria and Sudan: The next (but not last) Arab Spring cycle

Algeria and Sudan: The next (but not last) Arab Spring cycle By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz State building takes decades not years. It is easier to topple dictators than regimes, and it is faster to change regimes than ideas. Protestors need to agree and organize to make a good transition to democracy. State building requires review…

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Lessons for Sudan’s and Algeria’s reformers from Arab Spring realities

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Lessons for Sudan’s and Algeria’s reformers from Arab Spring realities

Lessons for Sudan’s and Algeria’s reformers from Arab Spring realities By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The recently sparked public unrest in Sudan and Algeria are not receiving the media attention they deserve. An earlier round of public protest in the Arab world has discouraged many sympathizers of reform.  True, the 2011-2012 uprising in Tunisia advanced the…

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