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Chaos in Khartoum Endangers the Region

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  • Sudan's rival military leaders battling in the capital and elsewhere each have important external backers, potentially complicating any mediation.
  • The country has long attracted the interest of foreign powers for its natural resources and strategic location; its dwindling oil output hasn't changed that.
  • The conflict is a massive setback for Sudan's faltering democratic transition, and could favor Islamist elements of the old regime.

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