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17 Aug 2015 description

Posted by Kelly Case

This article originally appeared in The Weekly Wonk.

When warring parties agree to consider terms for peace, it’s usually a cause for optimism. But as South Sudan’s belligerents mull over a proposed compromise agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, hope seems futile. The mediators have set August 17 as an urgent deadline for ending the conflict. However, the unfortunate truth is that without participation and buy-in from the South Sudanese people, peace stands no chance.