Sudan

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 |

Argument

The Silence in Sudan

Why did the United Nations stop reporting atrocities in Darfur?

Colum Lynch |

Terms of Engagement

The Accidental Peacemaker

China now finds itself on the side of peace in a brewing border conflict between Sudan and South Sudan. But is it really committed to stopping its old buddy, Bashir?

James Traub |

Argument

Congratulations and Condolences

The conviction of Charles Taylor is welcome news. But don’t be fooled: The international criminal justice system is in deep trouble.

Christopher Stephen |

Argument

How Not to Write About Africa

The media shamefully neglects Africa -- until it decides to swarm a story with terrible coverage.

Laura Seay |

In Box

Still the One

Muammar al-Qaddafi may be history in Libya, but in this remote African kingdom he reigns supreme.

Andrew Green |

The List

Next Year's Wars

Ten conflicts to watch in 2012.

Louise Arbour |

Argument

Springtime in Sudan

Omar al-Bashir's many opponents are organizing to end his 22-year rule. But can the Arab Spring reach Khartoum?

David Ottaway |

The List

Two Plus Two Equals Five

What numbers can we trust? A second look at the death toll from some of the world's worst disasters.

Philip Walker |

The Optimist

Famine Is a Crime

Civilization has defeated mass starvation. So why are so many Somalis dying of hunger?

Charles Kenny |

Argument

Redrawing the Map

South Sudan may be independent, but new countries are becoming increasingly rare.

Joshua E. Keating |

Dispatch

Free at Last

South Sudan has earned independence, but keeping it won't be easy.

Maggie Fick |

Terms of Engagement

Bashir's Choice

The brutal means that the Sudanese president has used to keep his country together have instead blown it apart in the most chaotic way possible.

James Traub |

Photo Essay

From Khartoum to Juba

Images of Sudan and its people on the eve of the country's division.

Tim McKulka |

The List

The World's Most Dangerous Borders

Thirteen places you don't want to be stuck at.

Philip Walker |

Feature

Twilight of the Nuba

Is the Sudanese regime embarking on another war of extinction?

Dan Morrison |

Failed States

States of Change

Which countries gained and declined the most in this year's Failed States Index?

J.J. Messner |

Argument

Trouble in Khartoum

Everyone’s rightly worried about the future of Southern Sudan. But what if it’s the north that’s actually in the most danger?

Rebecca Hamilton |

Dispatch

Terror in Abyei

The first interviews with fleeing residents of this Sudanese border town make one thing clear: the regime in Khartoum knows exactly what it is doing.

Rebecca Hamilton |

Slide Show

Osama the Icon

The global cult of the terrorist mastermind.

Slide Show |

Argument

Our New Man in Sudan

Can Washington's fourth envoy in five years finally get things right?

Rebecca Hamilton |

Document

The Qaddafi I Know

The Libyan leader was no saint. But the West was wrong to intervene in African affairs.

Yoweri Museveni |

Dispatch

Heading South

South Sudan, Africa's newest country, is starting off on the wrong foot.

Maggie Fick |