How Sudanese Mercenaries Fuel the Conflicts in Yemen and Libya

Facing a lack of opportunities at home, Sudanese youths are vulnerable to recruitment into foreign conflicts.

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Sudan is a country of contradictions. It has untapped natural resources and fertile land that could feed the entire Arab region. Yet the majority of its people are poor and hungry, and the country’s gross domestic product per capita is only $700. It has a robust and dynamic civil society, but since shortly after its […]

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Hilal Khashan
Hilal Khashan is a Professor of political science at the American University of Beirut. He is a respected author and analyst of Middle Eastern affairs. He is the author of six books, including Hizbullah: A Mission to Nowhere. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019.) He is currently writing a book titled Saudi Arabia: The Dilemma of Political Reform and the Illusion of Economic Development. He is also the author of more than 110 articles that appeared in journals such as Orbis, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, The Brown Journal of World Affairs, Middle East Quarterly, Third World Quarterly, Israel Affairs, Journal of Religion and Society, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, and The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.