Sudan and South Sudan: violence trajectories after peace agreements

This report asks whether peace agreements resolve, reshape or perpetuate existing patterns of violence.

Peace agreements can be turning points in complex transitions from war to peace. But they don’t necessarily lead to greater stability, let alone peace. This report explores trajectories of violence in Sudan and South Sudan after the signature of peace agreements. It traces violence trajectories and explores whether these peace agreements resolved, reshaped or perpetuated existing patterns of violence.

About the author

Julia Bello-Schünemann is a senior researcher for the African Futures and Innovation programme at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). Before joining the ISS, she was a consultant working on peace and state building, providing policy advice to the European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), among others. Bello-Schünemann has a PhD in international relations from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.

Picture: UN Photo/Tim McKulka

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This report is an output from the Political Settlements Research Programme, funded by UK Aid from the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The views expressed and information contained in it are not necessarily those of, or endorsed by, the DFID, which can accept no responsibility for such views or information or for any reliance placed on them. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the European Union and the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United States.
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