The Fate of the Southern Issue in the Wake of Signing the Solutions and Guarantees Document: Potential Problems and Scenarios

EPC | 15 Jan 2014

The final draft of the National Dialogue, which was signed on Jan. 8, 2014, calls for reaching a just solution for the Southern Issue by eliminating the grievances faced by the people of the South. The document also tackled the controversial arrangements to build the new federal state. The analysis deals with the context in which the document of solutions and guarantees for the Southern Issue has appeared, the most important problems facing this document and its potential consequences on the Southern Issue. Finally, we point out what we think is the most prominent determinants of this issue and its future at the backdrop of the recent developments. The paper concludes by listing the potential scenarios in the near future.

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