Sudan

Dispatch

Legal Limbo

How the International Criminal Court is freezing the conflict in Darfur.

Jérôme Tubiana |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Terror camp trainer pleads guilty at Gitmo; House passes 90-day Patriot Act extension

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Chechen rebel leader claims Moscow attack; Cameron criticizes 'multiculturalism'

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Andrew Lebovich |

Dispatch

Welcome to Juba U.

Southern Sudan's premiere university, relocated to the north during years of civil war, is finally back. Is it up to the task of training a new country's next leaders?

Piotr Zalewski |

Dispatch

More Sudans, More Problems?

If and when Southern Sudan becomes independent, it may mean two troubled Sudans instead of just one.

Maggie Fick |

The Optimist

After the Break Up

Sudan has 99 problems, but secession isn't one.

Charles Kenny |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Protests greet Guantanamo anniversary; FBI interrogates American in Kuwait

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Andrew Lebovich |

Slide Show

Breaking Away

Scenes from the next wave of new countries.

Slide Show |

Argument

Breaking Up Is Good to Do

Southern Sudan is just the beginning. The world may soon have 300 independent, sovereign nations ... and that's just fine.

Parag Khanna |

Slide Show

The Unfree World

Freedom House's 2011 list highlights an ongoing democratic decline.

Slide Show |

Argument

A High Price for War

How much would it cost if conflict erupted in Sudan once again?

Nick Donovan |

Photo Essay

The World's Newest Capital?

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.

Pete Muller |

Slide Show

Next Year's Wars

The 16 brewing conflicts to watch for in 2011.

International Crisis Group |

Terms of Engagement

A Glimmer of Hope in Southern Sudan

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.

James Traub |

Dispatch

Why a Free Southern Sudan Is Bad News for Darfur

While the world watches the upcoming referendum between north and south, Khartoum is quietly meddling in an old war zone -- Darfur.

Maggie Fick |

Photo Essay

The Independence Brigade

Southern Sudan prepares for statehood…or war.

Maggie Fick |

Dispatch

Sudan's War Inside

As pundits warn of a north-south Sudan scuffle, they might miss the real brewing conflict: within Southern Sudan.

Maggie Fick |

Terms of Engagement

Bashir Insanity

Team Obama has just offered Sudan's genocidal tyrant one last olive branch. A hickory switch might work better.

James Traub |

Dispatch

Bordering on Chaos

In South Sudan, a delayed vote could mean the collapse of fragile peace.

Maggie Fick |

Document

Survey Charts Darfur Opinion for First Time

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.

Rebecca Hamilton |

FLASHBACK

Saving Failed States

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.)

Gerald B. Helman |

Photo Essay

Postcards from Hell

Images from the world's most failed states.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

Failed States

A Literal Disaster

Things are just what they seem in the Central African Republic.

Graeme Wood |

Failed States

The Worst of the Worst

Bad dude dictators and general coconut heads.

George B.N. Ayittey |

In Box

Dangerous Weakness

Somalia is the quintessential "failed state" -- and not just because it has topped Foreign Policy's Failed States Index since 2008.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

Argument

The Islamic Republic of Sudan?

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?

Jonathan Schanzer |

Feature

Zoopolitics

How caged animals became a tool of statecraft.

Charles Homans |

Argument

Africa Needs a New Map

It’s time to start seeing the redrawing of the continent’s colonial borders as an opportunity, not a threat.

G. Pascal Zachary |

Terms of Engagement

How’s That Appeasement Working Out?

Barack Obama's Sudan strategy is more sophisticated than his detractors will admit. But that doesn't mean it is working.

James Traub |

Argument

Obama's Sudan Fumble

How the U.S. president is bungling Sudan's elections -- and it will come back to haunt him later.

John Norris |