Dear Members of Congress,
Thank you for passing important legislation to support the people of Sudan. Your focus on Sudan is very much appreciated as the struggle for freedom, justice and genuine peace continues.
Below is a link to an article by Rosalind Marsden, a British diplomat who was the European Union Special Representative to Sudan from 2010 to 2013. She is currently an Associate Fellow in the Africa Programme at Chatham House. The article provides a comprehensive overview of the current situation in Sudan and it highlights the important role for the US and the international community.
Can Sudan Achieve Peace and Democratic Transition?
The final two paragraphs of the article read:
Robust support for security sector reform, as well as political and economic restructuring should be prioritized by the international community if there is to be any prospect of democratic transition, development and stability. Given its size and strategic geopolitical position, the stakes in Sudan and for the wider region are high.
With its vibrant civil society, plural political environment and new social forces, Sudan has a unique opportunity to embrace democratic transition and equal citizenship. If this opening is wasted, the country could be plunged into further chaos or revert to military dictatorship.