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Scenarios for the future of Sudan Economy, governance and conflict management

08 June 2009

Participants in a 2-day workshop to examine various scenarios for the future of Sudan concurred on the analysis of risks to be avoided by the EU: the risk of becoming prisoners to deadlines that may threaten peace; the trap of wanting to decide for the Sudanese and thus project a foreign vision of what Sudan should be; the mistake of not recognising the strength of identity politics, defiance and what some called the 'politics of honour'; the risk of minimising the Southerners' right to self-determination; the limitations of listening only to the elites; the danger of a spiral of discourses entrenched in antagonistic ideologies.