On September 20, 2016, Africa Center Director Kate Almquist Knopf testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the crisis in South Sudan. “The state of South Sudan has failed its people and that it is past time to abandon several myths regarding the health of South Sudan’s political culture, the capacity of its leaders, and the potential impact of technical interventions—from development assistance to peacekeeping—in a country that has for all intents and purposes had no meaningful historical experience with governance,” she said.
Watch the hearing:
- Kate Almquist Knopf, “U.S. Options as South Sudan Leaders Fail the Peace,” Testimony before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, September 20, 2016.
- Princeton Lyman and Kate Almquist Knopf, “To Save South Sudan, Put It on Life Support,” Financial Times, July 20, 2016.
- Kate Almquist Knopf, “Society and State Fragility in South Sudan,” Africa Center for Strategic Studies Research Paper, September 30, 2013.
- Majak D’Agoot, “South Sudan’s Stability Hinges on Controlling the ‘Gun Class,’” Africa Center for Strategic Studies video, July 26, 2016.
- Luka Biong Deng, “The Situation in South Sudan,” Africa Center for Strategic Studies video, May 16, 2016.