Interviewer: Michael Moran
Interviewee: Gideon Rose
April 23, 2008
They then turn to Iraq, discussing CFR Senior Fellow Steven Simon's argument that Bush administration's "surge" strategy has bought short-term peace at the price of long-term stability. The surge's bottom-up approach, Simon says, is creating a time bomb of tribalism, warlordism, and virulent sectarianism; unless Washington changes its course soon, it will leave Iraq in worse shape than before the war.
Finally, they discuss a two articles on Africa. The first, by former U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan Andrew Natsios, argues that a renewed civil war between Arabs in the north and Christians and animists in the south pose a graver problem than Darfur. And the second, by Barnard Professor Severine Autesserre, explains how the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Congo is even worse.
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