Madhav Joshi, associate director of the Peace Accords Matrix project and associate research professor, and Matthew Hauenstein, postdoctoral research associate at Kroc, wrote an in-depth analysis piece for The Washington Post titled, "What are the prospects for South Sudan’s new peace agreement? Here are the critical next steps."
Joshi and Hauenstein write, "While South Sudan’s new CPA may resemble a prior failed agreement, it is not necessarily doomed. Durable peace in South Sudan depends on Kiir and Machar upholding their commitments under the CPA. The new agreement addresses some issues that undermined its predecessor, and there is some progress on important short-term reforms. This progress helps both sides bridge differences, build mutual trust and initiate long-term reforms."