After half a year of fighting, the world's newest country is barreling toward calamity. But its leaders can pull it back from the brink -- if they choose to do so.
Renewed fighting in the war-torn country has derailed humanitarian relief efforts, and now tens of thousands are facing starvation.
African leaders want to exempt themselves from prosecution for terrible crimes -- but new research shows their people aren't as forgiving as they might think.
U.S. uses dollar power to penalize BNP Paribas for violating sanctions.
Ending conflict demands more than knowing why countries go to pieces -- it calls for knowing why they don't.
Ten thousand dead, 1 million displaced, and things are only likely to get worse for the fledgling country.
The disintegration of South Sudan, the world's newest country, is driving a foreign-policy shift in one of the world's oldest.
A former spokesperson reveals the web of lies, half-truths, and omissions that the United Nations has built in Darfur.
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.
Part 2 in Foreign Policy’s exclusive investigation of the U.N.'s peacekeeping debacle in Darfur.
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.
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.
A generation of Lost Boys returned home to build a new nation in South Sudan. Now war has found them again.
How the United States can pull Sudan and South Sudan back from the brink of disaster.
From Libya to Syria, the inside story of how the Obama administration went from supporting to sidelining international justice.
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.
The White House bet on guerrilla fighters changing their warring ways. Turns out it was a bad bet.
A young Sudanese author explores his fraught relationship to religion.
Why Washington can’t just sit by and let another full-fledged war break out in Sudan.
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.
As Western countries rush into Africa's troubled Sahel region, are we once again forgetting history?
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.
From Turkey to Congo, next year's wars threaten global stability.
Africans are getting better at finding their own solutions to African problems.