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[نشر هذا المقال للمرة الأولى على جدلية باللغة الإنجليزية. قام بترجمته إلى العربية علي أديب النعيمي.] بينما كان الاهتمام الإعلامي العربي والدولي منصباً على فوز الإخوان المسلمين بالانتخابات الرئاسية في مصر، استمرت مظاهرات غير مسبوقة منذ عقدين من الزمن في شوارع الخرطوم ومدن سودانية كبيرة أخرى للأسبوع الثاني. ألهمت المظاهرات المعادية للحكومة، والتي قادها في البدء طلبة جامعة الخرطوم، مظاهرات مماثلة كبيرة في العبيد، والقضارف، وبورسودان، وواد مدني، وعطبرة. بدأت المظاهرات في ...Keep Reading »
While the attention of the Western and Arab media has focused on the historic victory of the Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential candidate in Egypt, street protests of a scale not witnessed for two decades continued into their second week in Khartoum and other major Sudanese cities. Anti-government protests, initially led by students from the University of Khartoum, have inspired similar nation-wide demonstrations in al-Obeid, Kosti, al-Gadaref, Port Sudan, Wad Medani, and ...Keep Reading »
Khalid Medani, “Strife and Secession in Sudan,” Journal of Democracy 22.3 (July 2011): 135-149. Jadaliyya: What made you write this article? Khalid Medani: I wrote the article “Strife and Secession in Sudan” because I felt very strongly that the analysis of the politics in Sudan has long been characterized by misrepresentations and simply a lack of understanding of the roots of the conflicts in the country and the problems having to do with the secession of South Sudan in ...Keep Reading »
Khalid Medani is currently assistant professor of political science and Islamic Studies here at McGill University. Prior to his arrival at McGill, Dr. Medani taught at Oberlin College and Stanford University. Dr. Medani received a B.A. in Development Studies from Brown University, an M.A.in Development Studies from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently completing a book manuscript that examines the political economy of Islamic and Ethnic Politics in Egypt, Sudan and Somalia. Dr. Medani has published widely on the on the roots of civil conflict and the funding of the Islamic movement in Sudan, the question of informal finance and terrorism in Somalia, the obstacles to state building in Iraq, and the role of informal networks in the rise of Islamic militancy. His most recent publications include an analysis of the politics of secession in Sudan, the politics of Islamic Welfare in Egypt under the former regime of Hosni Mubarack, and an article on the failure of democratization in Sudan. Dr. Medani has also worked as a researcher at the Brookings Institution and at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). In August 2007 Dr. Medani was named a Carnegie Scholar on Islam, and was awarded a prestigious grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to continue to conduct his research on the comparative political economy of Islamic Fundamentalist and Militant Recruitment in Egypt, Sudan and Somalia.