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Birth of a Nation or
World’s Newest Failed State?
By Larry Luxner
Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, head of the Southern Sudan Mission in Washington, isn’t naïve about what lies ahead after the south’s long-awaited divorce from the north and the critical six-month separation period ahead, but he insists the world’s newest country will not become its latest failed state.Read More
Photo of Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth taken at the Government
of Southern Sudan Office by Lawrence Ruggeri.
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February 2011 Special Section
People of World Influence
By Michael Coleman
As American forces provide the brawn to counter insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq, one man has helped supply the brains: David Kilcullen who literally wrote the counterinsurgency handbook that’s required reading for all U.S. soldiers. Read MoreDiplomacy
Gerard Sekoto’s 1943 oil painting “Boy and the Candle”.
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