By Douglas H. Johnson
Sudan’s post-independence heritage has been ruled through lengthy, routine, and bloody civil wars. such a lot commentators have attributed the country’s political and civil strife both to an age-old racial and ethnic divide among Arabs and Africans or to colonially developed inequalities. within the Root reasons of Sudan’s Civil Wars, Douglas H. Johnson examines old, political, monetary, and social components to return to a extra sophisticated realizing of the trajectory of Sudan’s civil wars. Johnson makes a speciality of the fundamental transformations among the fashionable Sudan’s first civil conflict within the Nineteen Sixties, the present struggle, and the minor conflicts generated by way of and contained in the greater wars. nearby and foreign components, reminiscent of humanitarian reduction, oil profit, and terrorist organisations, are stated and tested as underlying matters that experience exacerbated the violence. Readers will locate an immensely readable but nuanced and well-informed dealing with of the historical past and politics of Sudan’s civil wars.
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