“The future of South Sudan is likely to be marred by continuing chaos until a single dominant group emerges out of it. When this happens, regional powers will likely be further drawn into the conflict. To forestall that development is to recognize the key deficiencies in the present agreement – its tribal architecture and the absence of a pan South Sudan political process – by finding ways to give primacy to a political process over a military contest.”

Mamdani explained and critiqued South Sudan’s new peace agreement in The New York Times.