President Trump has delayed a decision on whether to indefinitely lift US sanctions against Sudan for a further three months in order to give his administration more time to assess the situation.

One of the last acts of President Obama, whom President Trump succeeded in January, was to lift sanctions against Khartoum for a six-month period ending on 12 July (MEES, 20 January). The decision was structured in such a way that without a conscious intervention by President Trump the temporary...