Christopher Zambakari

Christopher Zambakari is a Doctor of Law and Policy, Board Member of the Sudan Studies Association (SSA), and a Rotary Peace Fellow. He is based in the School of Political Science and International Studies at University of Queensland, Australia. His area of research and expertise is policy development that ensures political stability and socioeconomic development, and his interests include modern political and legal thought, governance and democracy, the rule of law, postcolonial violence, and nation-building projects in Africa. His work has been published in law, economic, and public policy journals.

Fletcher Forum articles by Christopher Zambakari:


South Sudan’s Preventable Crisis

July 8, 2014 by Christopher Zambakari
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The donor community assumption in South Sudan equates development with stability, leading to a focus on delivering services at the expense of aiding the growth of a stable nation. This technical exercise failed to view nation building for what it really is—a political process.

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Darfur Ten Years After War: Paradigms of Justice and the Search for Peace in Sudan

May 22, 2013 by Christopher Zambakari
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This March marked the ten-year anniversary of the outbreak of civil war in Darfur, but durable peace remains elusive. Lasting peace is achievable only through comprehensive solutions that combine political reform with social justice.

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Peace Agreements in Sudan and South Sudan: The Need for a Democratic Process

December 14, 2012 by Christopher Zambakari
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Political opportunism and the exclusion of key stakeholders from a democratic process have weakened negotiated agreements in Sudan and South Sudan. Without a comprehensive political solution to resolve the multiplicity of crises within and between the two States, peace will remain elusive.

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