Sudan: February 7, 2004


Secretary of State Colin Powell said that Sudan may need up to 10,000 peacekeepers, if the government and the Sudan People's Liberation Army reach a deal to end their 20-year civil war. How much the Sudanese government is on board with any United Nations or American plan is debatable. A week before, the Sudanese State Foreign Minister claimed that his government did not want an international peacekeeping force to oversee the six-year transition period planned to follow a final peace agreement. The government considers peacekeeping to be mainly a Sudanese responsibility, while the role of the international community (including the European Union) will be to back up the Sudanese merely as observers. - Adam Geibel




Help Keep Us From Drying Up

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling.

Each month we count on your contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage.
Subscribe   Contribute   Close