Challenges to Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement
The discussion profiled a new Chatham House report on key obstacles to implementation of the CPA and will examine options for U.S. and international engagement.
Four years after its signing, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) faces several critical challenges. As the new Obama administration enters office and Sudan heads towards elections in 2009, robust and sustained efforts by Sudanese leaders, U.S. policymakers and the international community will be required to ensure that the provisions and principles of the CPA are fully implemented. At this event, panellists discussed the critical steps that would need to be taken in order to move Sudan closer to peace, as well as the areas that may be problematic over the next few years.
Opening keynote by:
Sir Derek Plumbly, Chairman, Sudan Assessment and Evaluation Commission
Panel discussion with:
Dr. Edward Thomas, Author, Against the Gathering Storm: Securing Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement
Ambassador Andrew Natsios, Former U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, Georgetown University Distinguished Professor
Alex de Waal, Program Director, Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
Jennifer Cooke, Director, CSIS Africa Program