Envisioning the Future of South Sudan

South Sudan anthologyWith more than one quarter of the population displaced in South Sudan, recovery from the current war requires a significant reset of the systems and structures through which safety and security are provided. The government security apparatus and opposition forces have used collective punishment, forced displacement and asset-stripping as part of the war effort. Large-scale recruitment efforts, including of children, the mobilization of ethnic militias, a multiplicity of conflict actors and easy access to weapons transfers have characterized a conflict in which ceasefires have been meaningless. The legitimacy of the government and their security services rests on overcoming the extreme levels of violence that have been enacted against the population and establishing substantive controls on the use of force. However, in the current context there are significant reasons why international support to a large-scale security sector reform (SSR) is unlikely to achieve this.

Pathways to Stability in South Sudan: Grappling with Three Scenarios

By Luka Biong Deng

IDPs in South SudanUnderstanding Context, the Limits of International Intervention and the Necessity to Reframe Security Sector Reforms for Durable Stability in South Sudan

By Lauren Hutton

Durable Stability in South Sudan: What are the Prerequisites?

By Phillip Kasaija Apuuli

Confronting Key Challenges in Security Sector: A Practitioner’s Perspective

By Kuol Diem

Security Sector Stabilization: A Prerequisite for Political Stability in South Sudan?

By Remember Miamingi

IDPs in South SudanTaming the Dominant Gun Class in South Sudan: A Prerequisite for Stability

By Majak D’Agoot

Blurring the Lines: Ethnicity, Governance, and Stability in South Sudan

By Lauren Hutton

The Rule of Law and the Role of the Judiciary in Stabilizing South Sudan

By Godfrey Musila

Regional Dynamics in the Conflict in South Sudan and How Regional Actors Can Play a Role in Stabilization Efforts

By Luka Biong Deng

IDPs in South SudanDecentralization as a Peacemaking Tool in South Sudan

By Paula Christina Roque