Researcher at NAI since 2010.
Political and development sociology: state, nation, nationalism, identity, conflict, governance and development
Geographical areas: the Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan)
Phone: +46 18 471 52 52
PhD in Sociology from Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; BSc in Social Science from Örebro Högskolan, Örebro, Sweden
Tension between the bordering states of Sudan and South Sudan has escalated into armed conflict over the past few weeks. The current conflict began when South Sudanese troops attacked the city of Heglig in Sudan and occupied it for 10 days before withdrawing.
– The attack doesn’t make sense to me. South Sudan could anticipate retaliation from Khartoum and, perhaps worse, losing the goodwill of friends in Europe and the US. Indeed, there was strong condemnation by the AU, UN, EU and US, says Redie Bereketeab, a researcher at NAI with a special focus on the Horn of Africa.
The international workshop on Intra and Inter-State Conflicts and Security in the Horn of Africa, took place at the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden 25-26, May 2010. It was convened by Dr. Redie Bereketeab as part of the Research project on 'Conflict and State Building in the Horn of Africa'.
Read the complete workshop report (pdf).