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The unintended consequence of Ethiopia’s civil war might be a border war with Sudan

Ethiopia is at war with itself—and the international community is struggling to respond. The stakes in Tigray are high and the civilian toll could be considerable. But there’s another scenario, with the potential to exact an even higher toll, that many observers are overlooking: conventional war that could break out at any moment between Sudan and Ethiopia and their many allied proxies.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2021

WFP head offers readout on Horn of Africa trip

On Wednesday, February 10, the Africa Center had the privilege of welcoming back Gov. David Beasley, executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), to the Atlantic Council platform for a private virtual briefing on his latest trip to the Horn of Africa, where he met with civilian and military leaders in Sudan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Sudan’s outgoing state minister of foreign affairs reflects on regional issues

On Wednesday, February 10, the Africa Center hosted a private virtual roundtable featuring H.E. Omer Gamereldin Ismail, the outgoing Sudanese state minister of foreign affairs, for a discussion on key regional and bilateral issues for Sudan.

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Cameron Hudson is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center.

Previously, Cameron served as the senior strategic advisor at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and as the executive director of the Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide. During his tenure, Cameron established the Simon-Skjodt Center as the world’s premier research and policy institution dedicated to the study and prevention of genocide. Under his leadership, the Center launched The Early Warning Project, in partnership with Dartmouth College, a big-data portal to forecast the likelihood of new mass violence around the world that has helped drive and inform US government efforts to prevent and anticipate future mass atrocities. Cameron additionally lead the production of the Center’s Bearing Witness reports, field-based research reports of atrocity situations from Myanmar, Iraqi Kurdistan, and South Sudan, among others, which lead to official US Government declarations of genocide in several cases. In his time, he led groundbreaking initiatives examining policy responses to genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Rwanda, obtaining the release of previously classified documents and first-hand accounts from policy makers from the era. Prior to that he served as the Center’s policy director where, among other projects, he directed a Task Force on the Responsibility to Project and authored a report on behalf of the co-Chairs Madeleine Albright and Richard Williamson. He has lectured on genocide prevention at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute, Yale Law School, Harvard, Georgetown, George Washington, and Stanford University and is a frequent guest, commentator, and contributor for international media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, the Atlantic, the New Republic, NPR, Foreign Policy, and BBC.

Cameron joined the Center after a career in government. From 2009-2011, Cameron served as the chief of staff to successive Presidential Special Envoys for Sudan during the period of South Sudan’s separation from Sudan. In this period, Cameron traveled monthly to the region in support of final efforts to ensure a peaceful conclusion to Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement. From 2005 to 2009, he served as the Director for African Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council at the White House, where he led interagency efforts to address the genocide in Darfur, implementation of Sudan’s North-South peace agreement, elections-related violence in Kenya, counter-terrorism efforts in Somalia, the eradication of the Lords Resistance Army in the Great Lakes, and violence targeting American oil workers in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, among many others.

Previously, he served as an economist and intelligence analyst in the Africa Directorate at the Central Intelligence Agency where he tracked trends in the hydrocarbons and agricultural sectors, as well as corruption and transparency. Prior to his government service, Cameron worked for the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the International Organization on Migration on democracy and governance programming in the former Yugoslavia.

Cameron earned his B.A. in foreign affairs and French from the University of Virginia and his M.A. focused on development economics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.