South Sudan: You Can Lead a Horse to Water, but You Cannot Make It Drink
Technical Report,01 Dec 2017,28 Feb 2018
Naval War College Newport United States
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With the splintering of the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement-in-Opposition SPLM-IO, the South Sudanese civil war is becoming worse, not better. The paper examines the socio-economic root causes of the civil war in South Sudan and identifies two strong familial ties and a proclivity for violence as the best means for security. The central argument of this paper is that President Kiirs government needs to change its counterinsurgency COIN strategy from being enemy-centric to population-centric. In support of this strategy shift, this paper proposes that the US government influence the government of South Sudan GoSS using a whole of government D-I-M-E model approach.
- Government and Political Science