Publications

Negotiations in a Cultural Context

Authors: Francis Mading Deng

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Dialogue briefs

Date: 18/09/2017

 

This article was initially prepared for a seminar on Negotiations at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of John's Hopkins University in Washington, DC., which was conducted by Professor I. William Zartman. The principles, as referred to then, were subsequently presented at the peace negotiations in Naivasha, Kenya, that eventually...


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National Dialoque: A Critical Perspective

Authors: Francis Mading Deng

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Dialogue briefs

Date: 15/08/2017

 

 Is the National Dialogue in South Sudan turning out to be a nice surprise to those who wanted it but feared that it would not succeed or a disappointment to those who opposed it or predicted its failure? 


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South Sudan: A Framework for International Cooperation

Authors: Francis Mading Deng

Type: Dialogue briefs

Date: 14/07/2017

 

It is now widely recognized that there is an increasing call for regional and international action to end the current crisis in South Sudan. This is a crisis that has inflicted and continues to inflict on the people untold suffering, death, and destruction.


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Abyei Dialogue: Bottom Up and Top Down

Authors: Francis Mading Deng

Type: Dialogue briefs

Date: 14/07/2017

 

This report on the case of the Ngok Dinka of Abyei provides a model for the National Dialogue that substantiates the Bottom-Up-Top-Down approach, which the President has stipulated in his various statements, and in his Concept Note.


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The National Dialogue Strategy

Authors: Francis Mading Deng

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Dialogue briefs

Date: 05/07/2017

 

This concept paper outlines some of the principal elements involved in promoting peace, unity, reconciliation and a shared sense of national identity, the overriding goals of the National Dialogue. The National Dialogue is an opportunity to address the complex web of conflicts afflicting South Sudan through a top-down-bottom-up process that links the...


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National Dialogue: A Policy Framework

Authors: Francis Mading Deng

Date: 05/07/2017

 

This policy paper frames the National Dialogue around a number of critical issues that provide a clear conceptual framework that is both comprehensive and simple enough to be easily understood by the public. The themes of the paper are outlined in a series of introductory questions.


 

When the Sudd Institute was established in 2012, the people of South Sudan had just received the declaration of their new state with a mix of reactions. Independence was the culmination of the political evolution that had been long in the making and anticipated as the possible panacea for half...


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The State of the South Sudanese National Unity

Authors: Abraham Awolich, Nhial Tiitmamer, Augustino Ting Mayai

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 18/05/2017

 

This paper discusses the state of South Sudan’s national unity. Our insights are based on interviews conducted with members of parliament, representatives of women and youth, civil society organizations, intellectuals, and representatives of political parties residing in Juba, South Sudan.


 

The South Sudanese parties to the conflict signed the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCISS) in August 2015 and essentially agreed to establish a federal system of government. This raises three critical questions.


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South Sudan National Dialoque: What it should be and why it should be supported

Authors: The Sudd Institute

Type: Dialogue briefs

Date: 03/04/2017

 

President Salva Kiir Mayardit announced in December 2016 a national dialogue program that supposedly enables the citizens to collectively debate the future of their distraught country. The debate includes how to resolve the conflict, respond to a growing humanitarian crisis, and address the enduring ills of governance in the country.


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