Dr. Dan Watson is a postdoctoral research fellow with the University of Sussex and Senior Researcher at ACLED. At the University of Sussex, he works on the VERSUS project, focusing military politics and elite dynamics in South Sudan and Ethiopia, and is responsible for research on Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda for ACLED. His main interests include post-conflict statebuilding; militarism; and the political economy of conflict.

Last Man Standing: An Analysis of South Sudan’s Elongated Peace Process 

On 12 November, the government of South Sudan, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – In Opposition (SPLM-IO) rebellion, and a raft of smaller armed and unarmed groups are expected to form a Transitional Government of National Unity, under the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS, signed in the Sudanese capital Khartoum in September 2018).…