The latest news on Sudan
There are several points of tension simmering beneath the surface in this African country.
Over the past year, the stability of North and South Sudan has steadily deteriorated.
It's time for the United States to make clear they will increase military assistance in Sudan if the North and South can't come to an agreement.
A coup in Sudan would only have installed another faction of the Muslim Brotherhood into power, as true supporters of democracy haven't been able to unify behind a leader.
If the Muslim Brotherhood is allowed to take hold in Tunisia and Egypt has it has in Sudan, there Arab Spring will turn into an Arab Winter.
In the fight against Syria's Bashar al-Assad, the United States finds itself on the same side as al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.
South Sudan emerged into the world as a new nation less than a year ago and already it is at the brink of war with its archenemy Sudan, with soldiers from both sides carrying out incursions and Sudan bombing the south with warplanes. But history shows that nascent nations often are plagued by troubles, while others have relatively easy early lives. Some fairly recent examples:
As the world fixates on Joseph Kony, a U.S. military commander expresses confidence that he'll be caught.
Qadhafi and Osama grab headlines, but these wars continue unabated.
The Chinese oil company has financial ties to the Sudanese government.