le 1 octobre 2012
This book is a sharp and concise description of the war and peace processes in Sudan, yet it is very rich, well documented, with personal insights from the author who lived there as a key player for some time. Andrew Natsios does a great job and the book contains everything people need to know about this issue, as announced on the front cover. I would have emphasized more the key watershed event when the SPLA blew up the pipeline in 2001, which taught Al Bashir some key parameters of the game, and led him to seek for peace. Like most American analysts, Natsios emphasizes too much the role played by George W. Bush in the peace process, while he underestimates the fact that the blown up pipeline convinced Al Bashir that cooperating with the SPLA was necessary for him to reap the benefits of oil production. Still, the book provides a lot of food for thought and must be read by all people interested in war and peace in Africa, as well as by the stability of the global oil market.