Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know®
Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know®


  • A complete and concise guide to the complex history of the region, including the creation of the independent South Sudan in 2011
  • Natsios was US envoy to Sudan from 2006 to 2009, and the USAID representative to Sudan for the years prior
  • Covers the sweep of Sudan's history, from civil wars in Darfur through to the recent division of Sudan into two separate countries: Northern Sudan and Southern Sudan

For thirty years Sudan has been a country in crisis, wracked by near-constant warfare between the north and the south. But on July 9, 2011, South Sudan became an independent nation. As Sudan once again finds itself the focus of international attention, former special envoy to Sudan and director of USAID Andrew Natsios provides a timely introduction to the country at this pivotal moment in its history. Focusing on the events of the last 25 years, Natsios sheds light on the origins of the conflict between northern and southern Sudan and the complicated politics of this volatile nation. He gives readers a first-hand view of Sudan's past as well as an honest appraisal of its future. In the wake of South Sudan's independence, Natsios explores the tensions that remain on both sides. Issues of citizenship, security, oil management, and wealth-sharing all remain unresolved. Human rights issues, particularly surrounding the ongoing violence in Darfur, likewise still clamor for solutions. Informative and accessible, this book introduces readers to the most central issues facing Sudan as it stands on the brink of historic change.


Chapter 1: A Tale of North and South
Chapter 2: First and Second Periods of Modern Sudanese History (1821-1898)
Chapter 3: The Third Period of Modern Sudan (1898-1956) - The Anglo-Egyptian Condominium
Chapter 4: Fourth Period of Modern Sudan (1956-2005) - Independent Sudan
Chapter 5: The Fourth Period Continued - The Second Rebellion and the Turabist State
Chapter 6: The Bashir-Turabi Coup of 1989, the Rise and Fall of Hassan al-Turabi, and U.S. Policy towards Sudan
Chapter 7: The three wars of Darfur
Chapter 8: The Comprehensive Peace Agreement, U.S. sanctions on Sudan, John Garang's death, and the implementation challenges of the CPA
Chapter 9: The Darfur Peace Process
Chapter 10: The fifth period of Sudanese History (2005-present), Sudan's Future, the Referendum on Southern Independence, the Structure of political and economic power in the North and the South, the Prospects for the
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Andrew S. Natsios served as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development from 2001 to 2005, where he was appointed as Special Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan. He also served as Special Envoy to Sudan from October 2006 to December 2007. He is the author of two previous books, U.S. Foreign Policy and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and The Great North Korean Famine.

"Natsios provides a clear and dispassionate general introduction to the country's history and politics, designed for the lay reader ... The book's main achievement, though, is to succinctly explain Sudan's history of conflict and violence." - Nicolas van de Walle, Foreign Affairs

"an enlightening first port of call for those who wish to know more about this region." - Andrew S. Natsios, Times Literary Supplement


ISBN : 9780199764198

Andrew S. Natsios
280 ページ
139 x 209 mm
What Everyone Needs to Know





Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know®