"The U.S. doesn’t have much of a (diplomatic) muscle to flex any more," David Shinn, former United States ambassador to Ethiopia, told IPS back in June.
"The only thing it can do other than pontificate more vociferously than it has in the past is to threaten to slow down any aspects of the normalisation of relations."
Monday, October 10, 2011
Earlier this month, I was quoted in an IPS Africa article. In the piece, titled, "SUDAN: China Could Oil the Peace Process," I am quoted on the U.S. role in easing tensions between South Sudan and Sudan: