Security and Stability
Reflections on the Impact of South Sudan on Regional Political Dynamics
This report examines the regional political impact of South Sudan’s independence on its neighbors. It takes into account the emergence of South Sudan as an independent nation, which has resulted in a new rapport de forces among neighboring states. The report covers the six-month period July to December 2011, the initial period of statehood for South Sudan and considers some of the primary challenges facing the world’s newest state. Consideration is also given to the potential regional consequences of the internal dynamics of South Sudan, as well as its unresolved relationship with Sudan. This sets the scene for analysis of the complex political and security situation that has emerged in Sudan since July 2011.
© 2012 Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
Victor Angelo, Kate McGuinness