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David Elkins

Politics

Humanitarian disaster unfolds in South Sudan

The governments in South Sudan and Sudan continue to be mired in disputes while a humanitarian crisis looms.

Politics

Violence threatening South Sudan independence

Oxfam reports that more people have been killed in Sudan in the first months of 2011 than in the whole of 2010.

Politics

Saudi presence 'fuels' strife fears

The deployment of more than 1,000 Saudi troops to Bahrain could increase the Sunni-Shia divide, analysts say.