But analysts say Washington will be loathe to take sides in a fiendishly complex conflict in the heart of Africa, and is more likely to focus on avoiding a new north-south war and keeping an independent south in one piece and on its feet. "I would guess that the preference for the U.S. government all along is the unity of Sudan," former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia David Shinn told Reuters. "But you have to make plans for a divided Sudan -- and then just hope that it doesn't divide into more than two parts."
Monday, April 12, 2010
Ed Cropley of Reuters ran an article on April 9 on southern Sudan titled "Southern Sudan: oil boom or bust up?" in which I am quoted. You can find the article here. Here is the quote: