Thursday, January 9, 2014

Analysis of Crisis in South Sudan

The Juba-based independent think tank, The Sudd Institute, published on 4 January 2014 an analysis titled "South Sudan and the Prospects for Peace Amidst Violent Political Wrangling" by Jok Madut Jok, cofounder of the Institute. 

This informative analysis suggests that ethnic politics has been overplayed in analyzing the recent crisis in South Sudan.  The real question is the degree to which ethnic identity is employed by the politicians who are vying to control the state.  Jok also warns that any attempt by the South Sudan government to punish rebel leader Riek Machar will only prolong the conflict. 

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