A Newborn Country, Ctd

Contra George Clooney et al, Larison is pessimistic:

[South Sudan] will have all of the problems of a failed state and petro-state and few advantages. ... The default U.S. policy towards all of this seems to be full backing for a ramshackle South Sudan, but it is far from clear that this aids regional stability or peace, to say nothing of whether it is an appropriate use of U.S. resources.