This conflict risk diagnostic assesses the current status of 9 clusters or indicators related to the overall political, economic and social standing of the state of South Sudan. These 9 clusters are based on the analytical methodology used by the Country Indicators for Foreign Policy (CIFP) project. Upon analysis, South Sudan’s history of armed conflict, governance and political stability, population heterogeneity, demographic stress, and its economic performance are all considered high risk. Militarization, human development, and environmental stress are considered medium risk factors. In totality, the risk of conflict is high in South Sudan, with the factors all at high or medium risk and mostly in deteriorating form.

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