Sudan’s Military: Following Egypt’s Playbook?

Source: Arab Center Washington DC

Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian

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The recent violent crackdown on demonstrators in Khartoum by Sudan’s military and its suspension of talks with the civilian protest leadership have many parallels with Egypt’s tumultuous summer of 2013. It is also probably not a coincidence that this crackdown occurred soon after leaders of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) held talks with leaders from the region, including Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, who have restricted political space and arrested many political dissidents in their own countries. The chief of Sudan’s TMC, General Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan, may have gotten a green light for such harsh policies from these leaders who fear that the success of the democratic movement in Sudan would have a spillover effect beyond its borders.

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