Turning Commitments Into Action: Civilian Inclusion in Sudan’s Peace Process

November 1, 2023

It has now been over six months since the outbreak of the war in Sudan between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The war has claimed thousands of lives and has displaced over 5.4 million Sudanese inside and outside Sudan. Yet, there are still no signs of the war ending anytime soon. In this article, Hamid Khalafallah, Nonresident Fellow at The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP), analyzes the current state of the war in Sudan, highlighting the need to include civilian voices in any peace negotiation process to end the conflict. According to Khalafallah, various regional and international actors have offered to mediate to end the war in Sudan and have spoken about their commitment to engaging with Sudanese civilian actors and including them in the peace negotiation process, yet little action has been taken to establish a credible mechanism for civilian actors to participate in peace negotiations. Khalafallah states that it is imperative to recognize and harness the power of an inclusive peace process to build a more peaceful and inclusive future in Sudan.

Read Khalafallah’s article here.