South Sudan: Armed Groups and Mediation

South Sudan: Armed Groups and Mediation

Source: The Institute for Security Studies published in December 2018
The Institute for Security Studies published in December 2018 a report titled “Compound Fractures: Political Formations, Armed Groups and Regional Mediation in South Sudan” by David Deng, South Sudanese/US human rights lawyer.

The author concludes that although IGAD was ultimately successful in brokering an agreement among the conflicting parties, the mediation has struggled with major challenges throughout the conflict, including the zero-sum thinking of the warring parties, which remain committed to military solutions and unwillingness to compromise. This has led to the rise of various armed opposition groups in recent years.