What’s at stake in Sudan as tense negotiations between the Transitional Military Council and protesters are at a stalemate? “We need to see a swift transition to civilian-led rule,” says Payton Knopf. “Otherwise I’m afraid what will result is increased instability … or potentially a catastrophic failure of the state.”

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