Following the events in Abyei this weekend, I am heading back to Sudan. I remain hopeful that, peering over the brink to a return to war, cool heads will prevail and that the usual Sudanese style of “managing” the crisis, in lieu of actually solving it, will at least limit the devastation for civilians beyond what has already occurred. But even in this “best-case scenario” – a total misnomer under any reasonable status quo — there are serious political implications as July 9 draws ever closer. And like all who spend time in Sudan and on Sudan, I am worried.
Thanks to those who have participated in the Discuss the Issues. I will absorb your feedback into the draft teaching guide on my return.
While I’m away I will be blogging when possible through the Pulitzer Center website.