South Sudan Peace Process

In September 2018, the revitalized peace agreement for South Sudan sought to end the country’s bloody civil war, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and created a massive refugee and humanitarian crisis. Two years after its signing, the agreement remains tenuous, and there is domestic and international concern that implementation delays could contribute to renewed violence. 

The resources below highlight original research and policy work related to efforts leading to the signing of the September 2018 agreement and peace agreement implementation processes. 

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Summary Report of the Peace Accords Matrix Project on the Implementation of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS)

Observation Period: September 2018 - October 2019
Authors: Matthew Hauenstein, Madhav Joshi, and Jason Quinn of the Peace Accords Matrix program

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South Sudan's Peace Process at a Crossroads

February 2020 Issue of Peace Policy
Featuring articles by Madhav Joshi, Matthew Hauenstein, Susan D. Page and Stephen Oola.

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Lessons for IGAD Mediation Arising from the South Sudan Peace Talks: 2013-2015

A report commissioned by the IGAD Secretariat and supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Authors: David Lanz, co-head of the mediation program at swisspeace, Laurie Nathan, director of the Kroc Institute's mediation program and professor of the practice of mediation, and Corinne von Burg, program officer at swisspeace

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The Status of South Sudan's 2018 Peace Agreement

PRIO Policy Brief, 2019
Authors: Matthew Hauenstein, Madhav Joshi, and Jason Quinn

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Protocol on Mediation and Diplomacy

Draft protocol on preventive diplomacy and mediation, prepared for IGAD in May 2019

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A Poisoned Well: Lessons in Mediation from South Sudan's Troubled Peace Process

An April 2018 report from the International Peace Institute

Author: Zach Vertin

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