Islamist Foreign Policy in Sudan: Between Radicalism and the Search for Survival

1st Edition

Mohammed H. Sharfi

Routledge
Published July 9, 2019
Reference - 144 Pages
ISBN 9781138491465 - CAT# K350043
Series: African Governance

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Summary

Examining the role played by ideology, internal politics and key figures within Sudan after the 1989 coup, this book analyses policymaking in the Sudanese administration in-depth and studies its effect on international and domestic politics and foreign policy.

The military coup undertaken in June 1989 by the Sudanese Islamist movement, known to them as the ‘National Salvation Revolution’, established Sudan as a central actor in the instability of the region. This book explores the foreign policy, international and domestic politics of the new government, from post-coup Sudan to the present day. The intriguing political issues in Sudanese foreign policy during the period pose many questions regarding the dynamics of the government’s domestic and international policymaking. Studying the fragmentation of the Islamist movement into various political bodies, this book examines the role of foreign policy as a contentious point of Sudanese domestic politics. Islamist Foreign Policy in Sudan also looks at the major factors in the relations of Sudan, such as the civil war, terrorism and human rights issues.

Islamist Foreign Policy in Sudan will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, African politics, human rights studies and Islamic studies.

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