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Failed State Watch
South Sudan Teeters

South Sudan was never stable. It was never on a trajectory toward becoming a normal Westphalian state, no matter what foreign observers hoped and wished.

Published on: December 21, 2013
Armin Rosen is a freelance journalist based in Washington, DC. He has reported from Africa and the Middle East, including South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Egypt.
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  • William Ockham

    Are WRM’s short commentaries no longer available? Since the change of format I have clicked on every possible place on this site but they are no where. What is happening?

  • William Ockham

    Delete the prior comment. WRM’s short daily comments can be accessed on my IPad so I’m assuming that this is some sort of problem with Windows or my aging computer.

  • Vadim Pashkov

    “These are guys who spent 30 years in the bush”
    These are guys who spent many thousands years in the bush until white man came and forsed them to work on the plantations

  • Andrew Allison

    If this is what ” one of US diplomacy’s few major successes in Africa.” looks like, God help us!

  • Tom Servo

    Why are we paying anything at all to support those idiots?

    Let it burn.

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