South Sudan’s peace process faces a February deadline. Could last summer’s flooding actually help?

Matthew Hauenstein, postdoctoral research associate, Peace Accords Matrix, and Madhav Joshiassociate research professor, Peace Accords Matrix, considered the impact last summer’s flooding could have on South Sudan’s peace process in a Washington Post op-ed.

“Researchers point out that natural disasters can jump-start stalled negotiations. Here’s how: A disaster can drive both sides in a conflict to cooperate to relieve human suffering.”

Originally published at on February 14, 2020.

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