Guinea Pulls Back From the Edge

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By all indications, Guinea has pulled back from the edge of what some warned could have been a bloody internal power struggle among various factions in the military junta now ruling the country. Interestingly, the exit strategy, at least in its first steps, resembles a game of “hot potato” — devolving power to the civilian opposition, rather than contesting it, at the risk of civil war, within the military. That reflects a certain degree of wisdom, but also the effective international response to the crisis so far — a combination of pressure from regional and global multinational groupings as well […]


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