Do you also agree then that the CPA failed to achieve lasting peace?
Nope. I agree that Obama failed to maintain the momentum that Bush had built with the signing of the CPA.
So the CPA was a success from your perspective? Even though South Sudan is currently engaged in civil war, there's ongoing genocide and ethnic violence in Darfur, and in places like Abyei (the key protocol Danforth contributed to the CPA), there was violence and genocide going on even while Bush was still in power?
2007 - Southern leaders in talks to salvage unity government
2008 - War of words after scores killed in Abyei
2008 - Arab nomads dead in Sudan clashes
2008 - Fresh fighting breaks out in Sudan North-South border region
2008 - Rising tension in Abyei as clashes displace hundreds
2008 - Abyei Aflame: An Update From the Field
2009 - Clashes on Sudan's North-South Border Threaten Peace Deal
2010 - How a Residency Dispute in One Key Town Could Lead Sudan Back to War
2011 - Sudan: Abyei seizure by north 'act of war', says south
Seems like a very clear trajectory from temporary peace back to a usual state of conflict from my perspective If Bush had resolved the conflict in Sudan, there wouldn't be ongoing conflict in Sudan. But there was. In Abyei. In Darfur. In Nasir. All while Bush was in power.
My argument is that Bush didn't resolve the conflict, and while there was certainly a positive influence on the region in the work that went into supporting the CPA, it failed to address the underlying causes - tribal ideologies still embedded in Sudanese society - which meant it would inevitably fail.
Bush certainly didn't resolve civil wars in any other African nations either as you previously suggested. I don't think these conflicts can be solved with diplomacy, military training programs, or the supply of arms. Only education and time will resolve them.
Edited by tastywheat, 24 April 2017 - 03:47 PM.