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July 31, 2004

Connecting Sudan. Now, not later.

The Global Transaction Strategy says:

Four major flows must proceed over the next several decades if globalization is to continue its advance and the Gap is to be shrunk. The U.S. government and its allies in the Core must enable and balance all four of these flows, for the disruption of one will damage the others, leaving the global economy and security environment vulnerable to the sort of system perturbations witnessed in connection with Sept. 11.
The four flows -- strategic strands of connectivity -- are: People, Energy, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), and Security.

People have to flow from the Gap to the Core, as the latter ages demographically.

Energy has to flow from the Gap to the New Core especially (specifically, Developing Asia), where energy use will double in the next two decades.

Foreign direct investment needs to flow from the Old Core (U.S., Europe, Japan) to the New Core (especially China, Russia, and India) in order to enable their further integration into the Core.

Finally, security has to flow from the Old Core (especially from the system Leviathan known as the U.S.) to the Gap, with a special emphasis in the near- and mid-term on the Middle East due to its central role as breeding ground for transnational terrorism and as the major source of energy for Developing Asia.

So here's my question: Can we find strategically useful information that provides the justification for decision makers in the U.S. government and its allies in the Core to choose a win/win scenario allowing Sudan to find its way?

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Sudan Archive for Demo Script

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July 14, 2004

This ain't no ordinary distraction

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