China’s Response to Sudan’s Political Transition

Author
Laura Barber
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
United States Institute of Peace
Abstract
Sudan's decades-long economic relationship with China has almost always been dominated by oil. Yet this relationship has changed significantly in the past decade—first with the loss of oil reserves when South Sudan became an independent nation in 2011, and more recently due to the ouster of longtime ally President Omar al-Bashir. This report, based on interviews with policy officials, diplomats, industry and security experts, and others, examines China’s evolving commercial and political interests in this vital nation in the Horn of Africa.
Topic
Conflict Prevention, International Relations, Geopolitics, Conflict, Transition
Political Geography
Africa, China, Sudan, Asia