Sudan

Argument

We Can't Say All That We See in Darfur

A former spokesperson reveals the web of lies, half-truths, and omissions that the United Nations has built in Darfur.

Aicha Elbasri |

Special Report

A Mission That Was Set Up to Fail

How Washington turned its back on a foreign-policy triumph and let Darfur descend back into chaos. Part 3 in Foreign Policy's exclusive investigation of the U.N.'s peacekeeping debacle in Sudan.

Colum Lynch |

Special Report

'Now We Will Kill You'

Part 2 in Foreign Policy’s exclusive investigation of the U.N.'s peacekeeping debacle in Darfur.

Colum Lynch |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: On FP, the disturbing story of the U.N.'s failed peacekeeping mission in Darfur

A runoff likely in Afg., but election a signal of smoother relations; Hagel to send destroyers to Asia; LT says: "your soldiers will amaze you;" and a bit more. 

Gordon Lubold with Nathaniel Sobel |

Special Report

'They Just Stood Watching'

After the Darfur genocide, the United Nations sent in 20,000 peacekeepers with a single mission -- to protect the region's civilians. A Foreign Policy investigation details why they failed, and what the U.N. knew about it.

Colum Lynch |

Argument

No Country for Young Men

A generation of Lost Boys returned home to build a new nation in South Sudan. Now war has found them again.

Timothy D. May |

Argument

Another Kind of Surge

How the United States can pull Sudan and South Sudan back from the brink of disaster.

John Prendergast |

COLUMN

Cool Ties

From Libya to Syria, the inside story of how the Obama administration went from supporting to sidelining international justice.

David Bosco |

Argument

Terms of Endurance

Can South Sudan reach a peace deal that will actually last?

Princeton N. Lyman |

Christian Caryl

In 2014, It's Not Just About the Ballot Box

The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.

Christian Caryl |

Report

How the U.S. Triumph in South Sudan Came Undone

The White House bet on guerrilla fighters changing their warring ways. Turns out it was a bad bet.

Colum Lynch |

Argument

Persona Non Grata

The United States should arrest Sudan's genocidal president in New York.

John Prendergast |

BOOK CLUB

A Frank Debate about Identity and Islam

A young Sudanese author explores his fraught relationship to religion.

Dalia Haj-Omar |

Argument

Headed South

Why Egypt could turn out looking like Sudan. And that's not good news.

Andrew C. Miller |

Argument

Preventing the Next Mali

Why Washington can’t just sit by and let another full-fledged war break out in Sudan.

John Prendergast |

Christian Caryl

The First Lab Results Are In

Democracy Lab is celebrating its first anniversary. Here are some of the things we've learned over the past year -- and where we're headed in year two.

Christian Caryl |

Dispatch

The Battle for South Kordofan

Will total war in Sudan ever cease?

James Verini |

Feature

Beyond Al Qaeda

As Western countries rush into Africa's troubled Sahel region, are we once again forgetting history?

Howard W. French |

Photo Essay

My Enemy, Myself

Who's your enemy? Why fight? Over the course of three years, Belgian-Tunisian photojournalist Karim Ben Khelifa has traveled to both sides of the world's longest-simmering conflicts to ask these pointed questions. What he heard from combatants in the Gaza Strip, the disputed Kashmir region along the India-Pakistan border, and tribally divided South Sudan captures the futility of wars that never end -- and can't be won. Tragically, bitter rivals are often fighting for the very same reasons.

Karim Ben Khelifa |

The List

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2013

From Turkey to Congo, next year's wars threaten global stability.

Louise Arbour |

Argument

What Africa Did Right in 2012

Africans are getting better at finding their own solutions to African problems.

Jon Temin |

Argument

Amputation is No Cure for Cancer

South Sudan is gone. But the government in Khartoum still can't escape what ails Sudan.

Jon Temin |

Christian Caryl

An Idealist on Death Row

Why the desperate fate of a little-known Sudanese human rights activists poses some fundamental questions about what it means to be human.

Christian Caryl |

Christian Caryl

Plague of Thugs

Why Mideast dictators use hoodlums to suppress dissent.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The Failed State Lobby

Inside the bizarre moral campaign by Washington politicians, NGO do-gooders, and celebrities to create an independent South Sudan -- whether it's a disaster or not.

Alan Boswell |

Christian Caryl

The Sudanese Stand Up

The best way to help the protesters in Sudan? Cover the story.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Sudan Needs a Revolution

The protest movement against Omar al-Bashir is growing -- fast -- and it needs the world’s support.

Amir Ahmad Nasr |

Argument

Debating the Failed States Index

Was this year's ranking of the world's most fragile states on target? Five countries respond.

Adrienne Klasa |

Slide Show

Next Year's Failed State

South Sudan, the world's youngest country, is already on a path to disaster.

Slide Show |

Terms of Engagement

Enough Talking, Kofi

It’s time for the world to stop hiding behind Kofi Annan's skirts. We gave diplomacy a chance in Syria; now we must accept that diplomacy has failed.

James Traub |