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Readership: This book will appeal to anyone interested in the current political situation in Sudan, as well as general readers interested in nation building, human rights, international relations, world history, politics, and culture.
Andrew S. Natsios
Andrew S. Natsios served as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development from 2001 to 2005, where he was appointed as Special Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan. He also served as Special Envoy to Sudan from October 2006 to December 2007. He is the author of two previous books, U.S. Foreign Policy and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and The Great North Korean Famine.
"Natsios provides a clear and dispassionate general introduction to the country's history and politics, designed for the lay reader ... The book's main achievement, though, is to succinctly explain Sudan's history of conflict and violence." - Nicolas van de Walle, Foreign Affairs
"an enlightening first port of call for those who wish to know more about this region." - Andrew S. Natsios, Times Literary Supplement
Chapter 1: A Tale of North and South
Chapter 2: First and Second Periods of Modern Sudanese History (1821-1898)
Chapter 3: The Third Period of Modern Sudan (1898-1956) - The Anglo-Egyptian Condominium
Chapter 4: Fourth Period of Modern Sudan (1956-2005) - Independent Sudan
Chapter 5: The Fourth Period Continued - The Second Rebellion and the Turabist State
Chapter 6: The Bashir-Turabi Coup of 1989, the Rise and Fall of Hassan al-Turabi, and U.S. Policy towards Sudan
Chapter 7: The three wars of Darfur
Chapter 8: The Comprehensive Peace Agreement, U.S. sanctions on Sudan, John Garang's death, and the implementation challenges of the CPA
Chapter 9: The Darfur Peace Process
Chapter 10: The fifth period of Sudanese History (2005-present), Sudan's Future, the Referendum on Southern Independence, the Structure of political and economic power in the North and the South, the Prospects for the
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