Resource April 7, 2015

Meet The Journalist: Ty McCormick

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Less than three years after independence, South Sudan collapsed into civil war. Thousands have died...

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Ty McCormick reporting in South Sudan in August 2014. Image by James Sprankle. South Sudan, 2014.

"This is a story of multiple failings," Ty McCormick says, as he discusses the U.S.-South Sudan relationship. "First and foremost, it's a story of enormous challenges faced down, and enormous errors made by the leaders in Juba. But on a secondary level, it's also a story of a U.S. foreign policy failure: Tensions between and within U.S. administrations alienated the South Sudanese government, reduced U.S. leverage, and blinded U.S. officials to some of the warning signs that South Sudan was headed for civil war."

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