Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Five Views on Preventing Civil War in South Sudan

The New York Times on 7 January 2014 published the views of five persons in a debate titled "Preventing Civil War in South Sudan."

The debaters included:
  • Princeton Lyman, former U.S. special envoy to Sudan.
  • G. Pascal Zachary, Arizona State University.
  • Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, World Y.W.C.A.
  • Mark Fathi Massoud, University of California, Santa Cruz.
  • Eric Reeves, researcher and analyst.
I am astounded that none of the writers mentioned one of the most serious problems facing South Sudan -- CORRUPTION -- although Princeton Lyman alluded to it. Until South Sudanese themselves do something about ending the culture of corruption, which dates back decades, there is not much the rest of the world can do to help end the crisis in South Sudan.

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