African Arguments published on 4 October 2016 a commentary titled "Failing South Sudan: First as Tragedy, Then as Farce" by William Davison, Bloomberg News.
Davison suggests the power sharing arrangement between Salva Kiir and Riek Machar was doomed from the start. He argues that the international community must take a more thorough and honest assessment of the deep-rooted, age-old problems bedeviling South Sudan. Until policy is directed by an understanding that South Sudanese elites are unscrupulously battling for control of an under-formed state, then the remedies proposed will be insufficient. While Davison identifies the problem and suggests steps not to take, I don't see the solution in his analysis.