The South Sudan and Sudan case study is excerpted from a full-length report published by Saferworld that focuses upon China’s role in conflict-affected contexts. The case study focuses on China’s engagement, analysing its impacts on peace and conflict dynamics between Sudan and South Sudan, and internal to South Sudan. It is structured to provide an overview of peace and conflict dynamics in Sudan and South Sudan (section 5.2) and international engagement in the two states (section 5.3), before turning to a more detailed analysis of China’s engagement (section 5.4). Building on this analysis, section 5.5 then offers conclusions and policy implications. In the wake of South Sudan’s independence in July 2011, it pays particular attention to the views of stakeholders in South Sudan regarding China’s past engagement and opportunities for its successful future engagement in a challenging but potentially rewarding context.
Attree, L. China and conflict-affected states – between principle and pragmatism. Sudan and South Sudan case study. Saferworld, (2012) 45 pp.