New Publication: Armed Opposition Groups in Eastern Sudan

Analysis of armed revolutionary movements in Eastern Sudan has been published in the journal Small Wars & Insurgencies

Low-intensity conflict in Eastern Sudan: A comparative approach to the development of rebel groups

Saskia Baas


This article discusses the development of a low-intensity conflict in Sudan’s eastern region between 1994 and 2006. Drawing on data collected in the region in 2009, recruitment processes within three different insurgent groups are analysed and compared, paying attention to the impact of these processes on insurgents’ organisational development and military capacity. The peace process in Eastern Sudan is further discussed, focusing specifically on the disarmament, demobilisation, and reintegration (DDR) programmes for former insurgents. The article finally discusses current developments and draws conclusions regarding the risk of renewed rebellion in Eastern Sudan.

Small Wars & Insurgencies Vol. 24, Iss. 3, 2013

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