The European-Sudanese Public Affairs Council, London. "Sudan in 2002 is at a cross-roads. There are several reasons to believe that the chances for a peaceful solution to the Sudanese conflict are better now than they have ever been. Firstly, it would appear that there are constitutional and political offers on the negotiating table, up to and including an internationally-monitored referendum on southern Sudan’ s status, that address the issues central to the Sudanese conflict. Secondly, there has been a distinct international shift in opinion and policy with regard to Sudan..."