Sudan Is Poised to Be Iran’s New Proxy. Why That’s Bad for the US

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Sudan and environs (Map: Flickr/Department of Defense)
Sudan and environs (Map: Flickr/Department of Defense)

Will Sudan become Iran’s new proxy?

First, we was the news in April 2019 that Sudan’s president (read: dictator) Omar al-Bashir was deposed by the country’s military because of the untenable economic situation.

But after weeks of seeing no change in the economy, much less movement towards elections and true democracy, the people began protesting. The military responded by mowing them down, killing at least 35 and wounding hundreds.

History shows that events such as these can lead to chaos, giving jihad groups or state actors who are involved in international terrorism a foothold.

Sudan’s strategic location on the Red Sea is an ideal place for Iran to gain control, from which it could wreak havoc on world oil distribution and enact severe consequences on world economies, including America’s.

A huge foothold for Iran in this strategic country in Africa could also provide Iran a save haven from which to export its favorite international product: terror.

Listen to a discussion the current situation in Sudan and what it means for America featuring Clarion’s Arab Affair Analyst and Shillman Fellow Ran Meir and Clarion Editor Meira Svirsky:



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