Douglas H. Johnson

Douglas H. Johnson is a specialist in the history of North East Africa. He has served as Assistant Director for Archives in the Southern Regional Government, a resource person during the IGAD-sponsored peace talks, and a member of the Abyei Boundary Commission. His works include Nuer Prophets: A History of Prophecy from the Upper Nile in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Oxford: OUP, 1994) and The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars (Oxford: James Currey, 2011).

After the Khartoum Agreement

The Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed on 12 September 2018, not only allows for a new...MORE >

Federalism in the history of South Sudanese political thought

In South Sudan there is no system of governance so popular—yet so little understood—as the federal system. Historically the demand for...MORE >

حينما تصير الحدود الادارية الداخلية حدوداً دوليّة

ركز النقاش الدائر حول السودَانيْن، الشمالي والجنوبي، على مسالة أين يمر خط الحدود بينهما. ويفحص التقرير الاول في سلسلة الحدود المتنازع...MORE >

A New History for a New Nation

RVI Fellow Douglas Johnson discussed the implications of South Sudan’s independence for the new nation’s history, historiography, and...MORE >

The Road Back from Abyei

Abyei has proved to be the hardest part of Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) to implement, harder, even, than the...MORE >

When Boundaries Become Borders

Discussion of the border between Sudan and South Sudan has focused on the question of where the boundary line is to be drawn. When...MORE >