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Title:The narrow prospects of the SPLA/M's transition into a political party in the short term
Author:Kalpakian, Jack V.ISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:South African Journal of International Affairs
Volume:15
Issue:2
Pages:159-183
Language:English
Geographic terms:Sudan
South Sudan
Subjects:conflict resolution
rebellions
civil wars
national liberation movements
political parties
political change
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10220460802636125
Abstract:This paper argues that the predominant circumstances in Sudan are likely to prevent the Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M) from evolving into a political party. At present, the political class in the North has not reached a consensus on how to interact with the South. The government in Khartoum continues to nurture anti-SPLA Southern militias and to link the South's concerns with Darfur. The international community is also divided on how to best deal with Sudan. The interests of China and Malaysia appear to be linked to those of the government in Khartoum, while African, European and North American actors appear to favour the SPLA/M. The paper includes policy recommendations that emphasize a win-win perspective for all actors. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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