South Sudan Peace Process: The Challenge to the Implementation of the R-ARCSS

Abraham Awolich

04 Nov 2019

15pages PDF

The question of whether the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (RTGoNU) would be formed on the 12th of November 2019, as the parties have agreed, is most desired and this Policy Brief attempts to answer it. The analysis is based on prior literature, key informant interviews, and a public discussion involving the parties to the agreement. The analysis presents the following key findings: The global trend in ending intra-state conflicts or civil wars in the post-cold war period has largely been through negotiated settlements; Power sharing arrangements have been critical in ending most civil wars in recent decades; Power sharing agreements tend to last when they elaborately tackle security dilemma of the warring parties.