Accession Number:

AD1062003

Title:

South Sudan: You Can Lead a Horse to Water, but You Cannot Make It Drink

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Dec 2017,28 Feb 2018

Corporate Author:

Naval War College Newport United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-02-07

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE