The STAND Digest makes it easy to stay up-to-date on everything that happens around Canadian foreign policy, the Sudans and the DRC.  Every month, our team of researchers and analysts put together a document containing everything you need to know, in addition to including Stand’s top policy recommendations for the Canadian government. This month, we… Read More


This month: tensions and distrust remain high between Sudan and South Sudan despite a warning from the UN Security Council and a return to the negotiating table; China has offered South Sudan $8 billion in development funds for road, hydropower, infrastructure and agriculture products; and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously endorses Resolution 2046,… Read More


The May STAND Digest looks back on what led to the current conflict between Sudan and South Sudan, and provides an update on Canada’s current, official stance on the violence in Heglig and against minorities in Khartoum. Download the pdf.… Read More


This month’s issue includes coverage of two days of the worst direct confrontation between Sudan and South Sudan since they separated last July; an exploration of the legal status dilemma faced by stateless citizens of Abyei attempting to flee from violence in the border region; and an analysis of the ICC’s first ever verdict at… Read More


In this month’s issue: the oil standoff between South Sudan and Sudan continues, with serious implications for South Sudan’s economy and ability to feed its population; South Sudan begins to review all existing oil contracts previously signed by Khartoum; and Sudan’s President Al-Bashir launches the  new Darfur Regional Authority. This month’s issue also features an… Read More


This month we examine the recent surge of violence between the Lou Nuer and the Murle tribes in the South Sudanese state of Jonglei, analyze the economic situations in the Sudans, and review the recent parliamentary visit by the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association (CAPA) to South Sudan.… Read More


This month we look at developments in South Sudan, examine the violence that has erupted in Jonglei State, and give a chronological update on events following the elections in the DRC. Plus, STAND Canada’s Deputy Advocacy Director comments on the organization’s decision to release its first ever policy recommendation regarding Canada’s involvement in the Democratic… Read More


This month we  look at developments in South Sudan, the peace and the negotiation process between the Sudans, Contextualizing the DRC conflict, and a policy update from the STAND Canada team. Click here to download the pdf.… Read More


  This month we examine the South Sudanese President’s recent trip to Khartoum, review the instability in the Unity State, and analyze the pre-election violence in the DRC. This month’s issue also contains a review of the first feature length documentary on conflict minerals in the Congo, Blood in the Mobile. Download the pdf here.… Read More