As a partial response to the events of the last month, I don’t want to offer my own comments, but point to people and sources that are good summaries of current understanding and analysis.
Lesley Warner has an ongoing summary of news on South Sudan on her blog; the last post is here. Erin has just returned to Juba, and her blog is worth keeping an eye on here. Magdi has written a recent analysis here, and Aly Verjee’s work on his blog is also excellent.
The best South Sudanese-led summary and analysis of the situation comes from the RVI discussion, reported and podcast here. It is worth listening to this in full, because of the many excellent South Sudanese critics and reformers asking questions in the open session.