The war in Sudan has passed the five-month mark, and peace efforts seem to have plateaued. Breaking down Sudan‚Äôs political system and transition since 2019, Hager Ali explains how defective interim governance enabled the violent power struggle between the country‚Äôs largest armed forces. She argues that past political systems could still undermine present peace efforts […] Read more
Salah Ben Hammou
Researchers of authoritarian politics and civil-military relations have long examined military rule. However, our understanding of civilian participation in military regimes remains limited and requires greater analytical attention, argues Salah Ben Hammou. Amid last year‚Äôs coup resurgence, researchers must move to appreciate the subtle but salient differences among military dictatorships Read more
A military coup on 25 October put an abrupt end to Sudan‚Äôs fragile democratic transition. Hager Ali argues that although the coup pre-empted a foreseeable power-transfer, the military also created a much bigger problem for itself. The same socio-political conditions that kept al-Bashir in power for decades now threaten the military‚Äôs capacity to govern Read more
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