Peace talks are underway in South Sudan between rival factions who are under growing pressure from the international community to reach some sort of power sharing agreement or face the threat of new sanctions. The conflict began in 2013 when fighting broke out between forces who were loyal to President Salva Kiir and rebels who allied themselves with his former deputy, Riek Machar. The conflict reignited ethnic tensions, putting the Kiir’s Dinka against Machar’s Nuer people. Tens of thousands have been killed since the violence began and at least 1.5 million people have been displaced. Getachew Zeru Gebrekidan, a research scholar with the Wilson Center’s Africa Program, has been following the peace process. He joins us to talk about the upcoming deadline and the prospects for peace.