December 9, 2010
By Craig Cole, Five Talents President and CEO
Vienna, Virginia - One month from today, on Jan. 9, the country of Sudan will vote on a referendum that, if passed, will effectively create two new countries: North Sudan and South Sudan. This referendum is one of the provisions of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which ended Sudan's most recent civil war.
There is deep uncertainty about what will happen if the South votes to separate. Will the war start again after five years of relative peace?