Pivot Points: Reshaping Sudan

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Analysis of the Referendum in Sudan

CSIS is following events in Sudan, as Africa’s largest country breaks apart and tries to rebuild itself as two separate nations. The Republic of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation from July 9, 2011, faces the formidable task of building a state with few human resources, amid a backdrop of serious insecurity. Meanwhile, Sudan, the nation it leaves behind, faces a host of political, economic, and social challenges. CSIS will provide analysis and commentary on both the North and South as they embark on an uncertain future.

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Event Video

Duration: 1:28:15

Monday, January 10, 2011 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Sudan: Post-Referendum Scenarios and the Way Forward

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Audio Interviews

Richard Downie, deputy director, CSIS Africa Program, discusses many aspects of the referendum including the voting process, the likely outcome, and implications for U.S. policy in the region.

Duration: 9:11

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Richard Downie, deputy director, CSIS Africa Program, interviewed Atul Khare, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations, about the role of the UN in ensuring the success of the 2011 referendum on the independence of southern Sudan.

Duration: 3:27

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Richard Downie, deputy director, CSIS Africa Program, interviewed Traci Cook, Resident Director for Southern Sudan, National Democratic Institute, about the preparations for the upcoming January 9, 2011 referendum on the independence of Southern Sudan.

Duration: 6:44

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