China and conflict-affected states – between principle and pragmatism. Sudan and South Sudan case study.
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Attree, L. China and conflict-affected states – between principle and pragmatism. Sudan and South Sudan case study. Saferworld, (2012) 45 pp.
Africa, Eastern Asia, Northern Africa
China, South Sudan, Sudan
The South Sudan and Sudan case study is excerpted from a full-length report
published by Saferworld that focuses upon China’s role in conflict-affected contexts. The case study focuses on China’s engagement, analysing its impacts on peace and
conflict dynamics between Sudan and South Sudan, and internal to South Sudan. It is
structured to provide an overview of peace and conflict dynamics in Sudan and South
Sudan (section 5.2) and international engagement in the two states (section 5.3), before
turning to a more detailed analysis of China’s engagement (section 5.4). Building on
this analysis, section 5.5 then offers conclusions and policy implications. In the wake
of South Sudan’s independence in July 2011, it pays particular attention to the views of
stakeholders in South Sudan regarding China’s past engagement and opportunities for
its successful future engagement in a challenging but potentially rewarding context.