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April 28th, 2009
09:18 AM ET

Appeasement of Sudan?

Nicholas Kristof
The New York Times

One hundred days in office, President Obama has done very well in international affairs with one glaring exception — Darfur. There’s increasing nervousness among Africa-watchers that Obama is neglecting Darfur, or perhaps moving to a more accommodating policy. As the Sudan Tribune just put it, “US State Dept. moves toward appeasement policy with Khartoum.” Here’s what the Tribune said:

The United States of America is positioning itself to become “friends” with the Government of Sudan, seeing this approach as the best way to improve the situation in Darfur and reach a political settlement, according to a closed briefing given by Special Envoy Scott Gration at the US State Department on April 20, 2009.

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Filed under: Darfur • First 100 Days • President Barack Obama
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