Sudan’s Referendum

December 17, 2010 — Ambassador Timothy Carney and Jonathan Temin  joined us for a discussion on the upcoming January referendum in Sudan, the implications of Southern independence, and the future stability of the region.  Ambassador Carney was the last American Ambassador to Sudan. Mr. Temin is the Senior Program Officer in the Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution at the United States Institute of Peace, where he focuses on Sudan and leads the Institute’s Sudan team.  He has just returned from a trip to Juba.

How likely is the North to accept the results of the referendum if the South votes for independence? What issues remain unresolved in the oil-rich border region of Abyei? Does the provisional government of Southern Sudan have the capacity and economic framework to become a stable and independent African nation?  What are the implications of removing Sudan from the state sponsors of terrorism list if the referendum is peaceful, free, and fair?  

Security for a New Century is a nonpartisan discussion group for Congress. We meet regularly with U.S. and international policy professionals to discuss the post-Cold War and post-9/11 security environment. All discussions are OFF-THE-RECORD. It is not an advocacy venue. For more information, please contact Mark Yarnell at [email protected] or call 202-224-7560.

 

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