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Helene Molteberg Glomnes

Helene Molteberg Glomnes

Research Assistant

Hilde Frafjord Johnson

Hilde Frafjord Johnson

Associate Researcher

Ingrid Marie Breidlid

Ingrid Marie Breidlid

Doctoral Researcher

Jacob Høigilt

Jacob Høigilt

Research Professor

Luka Biong Deng Kuol

Luka Biong Deng Kuol

PRIO Global Fellow

Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert

Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert

Research Director

Øystein H. Rolandsen

Øystein H. Rolandsen

Research Professor


Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Biong Deng Kuol, Luka (2020) When Ethnic Diversity Becomes a Curse in Africa: The Tale of Two Sudans, Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations 21(1): 15–35.
Grabska, Katarzyna (2020) ‘Wasting time’: migratory trajectories of adolescence among Eritrean refugee girls in Khartoum, Critical African Studies 12(1): 22–36.
Rolandsen, Øystein H. & Cherry Leonardi (2014) Discourses of violence in the transition from colonialism to independence in southern Sudan, 1955–1960, Journal of Eastern African Studies 8(4): 609–625.
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen & David Lanz (2013) Globalised Rebellion: The Darfur insurgents and the world, Journal of Modern African Studies 51(2): 193–217.
Rolandsen, Øystein H. (2011) A False Start: Between War and Peace in the Southern Sudan, 1956–62, Journal of African History 52(1): 105–23.
Grabska, Katarzyna (2010) Lost boys, invisible girls: stories of Sudanese marriages across borders, Gender, Place and Culture 17(4): 479–497.
Grabska, Katarzyna (2006) Marginalization in Urban Spaces of the Global South: Urban Refugees in Cairo, Journal of Refugee Studies 19(3): 287–307.

Book Chapter

Grabska, Katarzyna (2020) Tracac czas: migracja dziewczat z Erytrei do Chartumu [‘Wasting time’: migratory trajectories of adolescence among Eritrean refugee girls in Khartoum], in Jaroslaw Rozanski, ed., Collectanea Sudanica vol. 4. Warsaw:: Wyszynski University (217–252).
Biong Deng Kuol, Luka (2020) Civil Wars in Sudan and South Sudan, in Richmond, Oliver; & Gëzim Visoka, eds, The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen (2015) Activist Mobilization and the Internationalization of the Darfur Crisis, in Casciarri, Barbara; Munzoul A. M. Assal; & Francois Ireton, eds, Multidimensional Change in Sudan (1989–2011): Reshaping Livelihoods, Conflicts and Identities. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books.
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen (2008) Darfour, Les réponses internationales à la crise [Darfur: the international responses to the crisis], in Ramsès 2009. Paris: Dunod (198–200).
Merheb, Nada (1995) Sudan, in Peter Baehr, ed., Human Rights in Developing Countries. The Hague: Kluwer Law International (325–366).

Edited Volume

Deng, Francis M.; Luka Biong Deng Kuol; & Daniel Jok M. Deng, eds, (2020) Abyei: Between the Two Sudans. Trenton, New Jersey: Red Sea Press.
Anderson, David M.; & Øystein H. Rolandsen, eds, (2015) Politics and Violence in Eastern Africa: The Struggles of Emerging States. London & New York: Routledge.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Allen, Nathaniel & Luka Biong Deng Kuol (2021) Civil-Military Relations and Sudan’s Treacherous Path to Democracy, Texas National Security Review.

Popular Article

Kuol, Luka Biong Deng (2021) What Sudan and South Sudan stand to gain by reopening their border, The Conversation, 21 September.
Rolandsen, Øystein H.; Ingrid Marie Breidlid & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2012) Sudan and South Sudan: negotiating amidst brinkmanship and armed rebellions, Open Democracy, 17 September.
Rolandsen, Øystein H.; Ingrid Marie Breidlid & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2012) Tiden renner ut [Time is Running Out], Dagsavisen, 6 August.

Conference Paper

Rolandsen, Øystein H. & Nicki Kindersley (2016) They are not forbidden from using violence: State Responses to the Anyanya Insurgency in Torit, 1955–1972, presented at 35th Sudan Studies Association Conference , Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York, 28 May 2016.

PRIO Policy Brief

Johnson, Hilde Frafjord (2019) Prospects for a Transformed Sudan: Five Post-Revolution Scenarios, PRIO Policy Brief, 16. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Paper

Joshi, Madhav; Myla Jabilles Leguro; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård; Stephen Oola & Matthew Hauenstein (2020) The Effect of COVID-19 on Peace Agreement Implementation, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Rustad, Siri Aas; Fredrik Methi; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård & Govinda Clayton (2020) The Strategic Use of Ceasefires in the Coronavirus Crisis, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Høigilt, Jacob & Øystein H. Rolandsen (2010) Making Cooperation Attractive: Post-referendum Relations between Egypt and the Sudan, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Høigilt, Jacob; Åshild Falch & Øystein H. Rolandsen (2010) The Sudan Referendum and Neighbouring Countries: Egypt and Uganda, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - Other

Barakat, Sultan; Siri Aas Rustad; Mona Hedaya; & Sansom Milton (2021) Conflict Trends in the Arab World, 1946–2019Doha & Oslo: Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS) & the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).
Baldo, Suliman; Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert; Fabienne Hara; Damian Helly; Fouad Hikmat; Michael Kevane; Roland Marchal; Tim Murithi; & Luke Patey (2009) Post-2011 scenarios in Sudan: What role for the EU?6. Paris: ISS-EU.

Report - External Series

Rolandsen, Øystein H.; & Jacob Høigilt (2010) Egypt and the Darfur Conflict, NOREF Policy Brief, 9. Oslo: NOREF.
Høigilt, Jacob (2010) Darfur between war and peace, NOREF Article. Oslo: NOREF.
Rolandsen, Øystein H.; Ingrid Marie Breidlid; & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2012) Negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan: a two-track process could facilitate agreements on outstanding issues., Noref Article. Oslo: Noref.

Book Review

Grabska, Katarzyna (2020) Review of Nadia Mustafa Ali, ed., Gender, Race and Sudan’s Exile Politics: Do we all belong to this country?, in Cahier d'Études Africaines 240: 1015–1017.

Past Events

Blog Posts

A Dam Dispute

Posted by Kendra Dupuy on Wednesday, 16 December 2020

This hydropower project could trigger regional conflict in Africa. Conflict related to renewable energy received considerable international attention in 2020 with the launch of the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD). Ethiopia began constructing what is now Africa’s largest dam back in 2011 in order to increase its low levels of ... Read more »

Why should the Sudanese cautiously celebrate the political declaration?

Posted by Luka Biong Deng Kuol on Friday, 26 July 2019

As the Sudanese have ever more reason to celebrate the political declaration signed by the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and Transitional Military Council (TMC), one may have some reservations and concerns but with optimism of a better future for Sudan. Reasons to Celebrate The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), ... Read more »

Crisis in Sudan: Who Can Unlock the Current Impasse?

Posted by Luka Biong Deng Kuol on Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Since the eruption of the Sudanese popular uprising on 19th December 2018, the protesters have made history. Not only have they unseated one of the longest serving dictators on the continent, Omer El Bashir, their determination and persistence have stunned the world and inspired uprising in other African countries. This ... Read more »

Unlikely Partners: The EU-Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative

Posted by Cindy Horst & Maimuna Mohamud on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Should the EU cooperate with regional states to manage and control migration from the Horn of Africa? Proponents of greater migration control within the EU increasingly favor the use of political and economic incentives as an approach to prevent migration from the Horn of Africa and elsewhere, effectively through increasingly ... Read more »

No Prospects of Cooling Down: why the Crisis in South Sudan must be Solved Immediately

Posted by Øystein Rolandsen & Maral Mirshahi on Sunday, 22 December 2013

The South Sudan crisis becomes more difficult to solve by the hour. The window of opportunity to avoid a full scale civil war is rapidly closing. But, finding a viable solution is dependent on a precise diagnosis of core issues involved. Read more at the blog of the Norwegian Centre ... Read more »