December 24, 2013

How South Sudan Squandered Its New Nation

Odera & Blair, Reuters

The Associated Press

Whether South Sudan tips into a broader ethnic war or draws back from the brink largely depends on two men who have long tussled for power: the president from the dominant Dinka tribe and the ambitious deputy he sacked in July, Riek Machar, a Nuer.

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TAGGED: Juba, Sudan, South Sudan, Africa


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South Sudan Teeters
Armin Rosen, The American Interest
South Sudan was never stable. It was never on a trajectory toward becoming a normal Westphalian state, no matter what foreign observers hoped and wished. more ››
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A Role for U.S. in South Sudan Strife
Christian Science Monitor
The new African nation of South Sudan finds itself facing civil war, just years after being created out of Sudan's civil war. The US, as it did in that earlier conflict, can intervene with lessons in how to shape a nation's... more ››
December 24, 2013
Conflict in South Sudan Was All Too Predictable
The Independent
There was a tragic inevitability about the violence that has erupted in South Sudan in the past week, given the weakness of state institutions and the intensity of unresolved internal antagonisms in the world’s youngest... more ››
December 20, 2013
Preventing South Sudan's Inferno
George Clooney & John Prendergast, TDB
After suffering so long for independence, South Sudan faces a new civil war. What the country’s leaders and the international community can do to contain the crisis. more ››