war on the rocks

Protests Across Sudan Deepen: Regime Tested

February 4, 2019

Episode Notes:

In Sudan, despite continued suppression, mass protests continue across the country into their seventh week demanding President al-Bashir to step down. Previous Sudanese prime minister, Sadiq al-Mahdi, recently endorsed the protests and called on Bashir to resign.

Zach Vertin, Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Doha Center and author of a new book on Sudan, called A Rope From the Sky: The Making & Unmaking of the World's Newest State, discusses the state in crisis.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 1:23 ] The tipping point in Sudan
[ 2:55 ] How these protests are unique
[ 4:43 ] Risk of defection within the military
[ 6:51 ] Survivability of Bashir regime
[ 9:39 ] A post-Bashir Sudan scenario
[ 12:00 ] What outsiders need to understand most