The Crisis in the Sudans: The Urgency of U.S.-China Cooperation

This op-ed, co-authored by John Prendergast and George Clooney, originally appeared on

U.N. and A.U. React to Sudan-South Sudan Border Conflict

Posted by Jenn Christian

On April 12, U.N. Security Council and the A.U. Peace and Security Council issued statements about the rising conflict between Sudan and South Sudan yesterday, with the U.N. demanding and the A.U. calling on both countries to immediately to deescalate conflict along their ill-defined international border, including the South withdrawing from Heglig and the Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, ceasing aerial bombardments in South Sudan. The two statements also called for the immediate implementation of prior agreements concerning the border and a return to the AUHIP-facilitated negotiation process.

Congressional Letter to Obama and Clinton Asks the U.S. to Make Sudan a Priority at Upcoming High-level Meetings

Posted by Annie Callaway

As the two Sudans remain locked in vicious border clashes, the humanitarian costs are piling up. The Sudanese border states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile continue to be at the crux of this precarious situation and with the rainy season projected to begin at the end of April, the need for unrestricted humanitarian access to the region is critical.

Satellites, Social Networking, and Arms Control

“Today, any event, anywhere on the planet, could be broadcast globally in seconds,” stated Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller in an address delivered to a group of students at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations on March 30. “That means it is harder to hide things. When it is harder to hide things, it is easier to be caught.”

Two Sudans on the Brink of War?

Posted by Nenad Marinkovic

“We Must Not Be Silent”: Rep. McGovern Testifies about Human Rights Crisis in Sudan

As part of a swell in attention to the ongoing crisis in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan from seasoned advocates in Congress, U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) delivered a speech on the House floor on March 21 calling on the U.S. government to increase efforts to address the deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the embattled state of South Kordofan.

McGovern presented two images to support his testimony. The first was of an Antonov bomber flying over South Kordofan, leaving smoke plumes in its wake.

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