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South Africa Flubs its Chance at Justice for Bashir

16th June 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

South Africa Flubs its Chance at Justice for Bashir

Suspected war criminals scored a victory Monday as Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir defied a South African judge’s order and fled the country back to Khartoum. Despite two outstanding arrest warrants from the International Criminal Court (ICC), Bashir landed in Johannesburg on Saturday to attend the African Union (AU) Summit. more...

Analysis & Commentary

10th January 2016 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

How Saudi Arabia ‘Pulled a Proxy Out From Under Iran’s Wing’

Jonathan Schanzer, Patrick Megahan

The latest round of tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia is unsettling what little is left of the Middle East's regional order. more...

16th June 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

South Africa Flubs its Chance at Justice for Bashir

Suspected war criminals scored a victory Monday as Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir defied a South African judge’s order and fled the country back to Khartoum. Despite two outstanding arrest warrants from the International Criminal Court (ICC), Bashir landed in Johannesburg on Saturday to attend the African Union (AU) Summit. more...

7th May 2015 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - The Jerusalem Post

Does Reported Strike on Khartoum Reveal Sudan’s Secret Iran Dealings?

Jonathan Schanzer

The reported Israeli drone strike on Sudan Tuesday may have revealed the extent of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s double gaming – playing nice with the Gulf states by joining the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen while at the same time quietly cooperating with Tehran and serving as a weapons smuggling hub. more...

27th March 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Saudi Arabia Tries to Flip Sudan

David Andrew Weinberg

Sudanese President and internationally wanted man Omar al-Bashir landed in Riyadh on Wednesday to kick off his first official visit with Saudi Arabia’s new king, Salman. To underscore the significance of his visit, Salman personally greeted Bashir at the airport. Hours later, a Saudi-led coalition of Sunni Arab states began carrying out airstrikes in Yemen against Iranian-backed Shiite rebels. Sudan contributed three fighter jets to the operation. more...