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.
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki tries to rewrite the history of his diplomatic career.
South Sudan's declaration of independence could thrust the country back into a bloody civil war.
Sudanese officials are heading to Washington in search of a bailout. But the Obama administration should condition its support on an improvement in the country's dismal human rights record.
U.S. Africa Command was launched to controversy and has been met with skepticism ever since. Behind two years of mixed messages, a coherent mission might finally be emerging. Here's what you need to know about the world's next U.S. military hub.
The top humanitarian official for the United Nations tells FP how to do aid in a time of war. Here’s a hint: it’s not pretty.