Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 03/2009

Against the Gathering Storm: Securing Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement

Edward Thomas

January 2009

Chatham House


his report assesses the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed by the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army and the Government of Sudan in 2005. It focuses on three areas of current or former conflict in Southern Sudan, Southern Kordofan and Darfur.

The report argues for sustained and committed international engagement to ensure that the provisions and principles of the CPA are adhered to. It also sets out areas that may be problematic over the next few years.