The fresh eruption of violence in South Sudan illustrates once more the ethnic dividing lines within the countries’ government. In ethnically diverse societies, the division of power and wealth between different groups is a source of conflict, whi...▶
Saskia Baas is affiliated to the University of Amsterdam as a researcher and a lecturer. She lectures in conflict studies at the Amsterdam University College. Saskia has been working on Sudan since 2006. Among others, she worked for the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission and the Carter Center Democracy Programme. She did extensive fieldwork in South and Eastern Sudan for her dissertation and has done a post-doc research project regarding state-development and governance in South Sudan.