Southern Sudan is just the beginning. The world may soon have 300 independent, sovereign nations ... and that's just fine.
On Jan. 9, Southern Sudan votes on whether to become an independent state. If the north and south separate, as most analysts expect them to do, Juba will be the world's newest capital city. Juba-based photographer Pete Muller gives FP an exclusive tour.
For now, all's quiet on the north-south front. But President Omar Hassan al-Bashir may still have a few cards to play before January's all-important referendum.
While the world watches the upcoming referendum between north and south, Khartoum is quietly meddling in an old war zone -- Darfur.
As pundits warn of a north-south Sudan scuffle, they might miss the real brewing conflict: within Southern Sudan.
Team Obama has just offered Sudan's genocidal tyrant one last olive branch. A hickory switch might work better.
In South Sudan, a delayed vote could mean the collapse of fragile peace.
Those most affected by the crisis say they want Sudan's President Omar Hassan al Bashir prosecuted, are skeptical of chances for peace, and insist on reparations for crimes.
How the United Nations let countries fall apart -- and how it needs to adapt if it wants to put them back together. (Originally published in the Winter 1992-1993 issue of Foreign Policy.)
Somalia is the quintessential "failed state" -- and not just because it has topped Foreign Policy's Failed States Index since 2008.
A recent report in the Sudanese opposition media suggests that Iran may be operating a weapons factory near Khartoum. Have the two countries taken their military alliance to the next level?
It’s time to start seeing the redrawing of the continent’s colonial borders as an opportunity, not a threat.
Barack Obama's Sudan strategy is more sophisticated than his detractors will admit. But that doesn't mean it is working.
How the U.S. president is bungling Sudan's elections -- and it will come back to haunt him later.
Diplomats, politicians, NGOs, and even the South Sudanese themselves went into this week's vote with one goal: to get it over with. But it's not that easy.
The South Sudanese will probably re-elect their incumbent in this month’s elections. But it’s not because they like him.
From Darfur to Afghanistan, the U.N.’s point man on refugees says, the world’s conflicts are getting “more worrisome and more difficult to solve.”
Sudanese leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir is playing a breathtakingly cynical double game: harboring a notorious Ugandan death cult while pledging to work for peace in Darfur.
An exclusive collection of work by the world's most acclaimed conflict photographers.