Impose an Arms Embargo in South Sudan

Here’s my first column published in the Globe!

“The United States… has tread too carefully in its public statements, calling on both sides to lay down their arms in accordance with the 2015 agreement. Such statements seem to imply that the agreement is still viable, that both sides bear equal responsibility for the recent carnage, and that South Sudan’s leaders have any right to call themselves a government.

But internal UN communications paint a different picture — one that reflects the reality on the ground. South Sudan has no government to speak of. It is led by a coterie of war veterans who have enriched themselves at the expense of the people and used ethnic rivalries to mobilize fighters.”

Thanks for reading!