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Jean-Baptiste Gallopin


Machiavelli in the Twenty-First Century: Sudanese Security Leaks in Perspective

[Members of SPLA and SAF listen at the opening of a different security committee meeting. Image by Tim Freccia (Enough Project) via Flickr]

International mediators from the West, Africa and Arab countries are pinning their hopes for peace and democratization in the two Sudans to a series of domestic and international mediation initiatives. But a glimpse into the decision-making of the Sudanese security apparatus shows its preference for infiltration, stalling, and military solutions. What is in the minds of leaders of Sudan’s security and military apparatus? As a group, they are the most influential actor in ...

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Sudan: Slippery Slope

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After three months of conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Southern Kordofan, the Sudanese authorities on 23 August declared a temporary ceasefire. This was despite the failure two days earlier of another round of peace talks between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army – North (SPLM/A-N)1 and the ruling National Congress Party (NCP). Given the deep mistrust between the parties and the rampant militarization of the area, the fighting could well resume over the coming ...

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Jean-Baptiste Gallopin


Jean-Baptiste Gallopin is a PhD student in Sociology at Yale University. Prior to joining Yale, Gallopin worked as the Sudan researcher for Amnesty International and as a political analyst on the Sudans and North Africa for a consulting firm. His analysis, reportage and opinion pieces have appeared in Le Monde Diplomatique, Libération and Le Figaro. Gallopin holds a MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University and an undegraduate degree from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Lyon.