By Douglas H. Johnson
Sudan’s post-independence background has been ruled by way of lengthy, habitual, and bloody civil wars. so much 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, fiscal, and social elements to return to a extra sophisticated figuring out of the trajectory of Sudan’s civil wars. Johnson specializes in the basic adjustments among the trendy Sudan’s first civil struggle within the Nineteen Sixties, the present conflict, and the minor conflicts generated by means of and contained in the greater wars. local and foreign elements, corresponding to humanitarian reduction, oil profit, and terrorist agencies, are pointed out 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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