Dr. Lundy article on "The Lukewarm Response from the International Community to the Crises in Guinea-Bissau"


KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct 3, 2012) — While many are aware of the ongoing unstable political, economic, and social crises in the West African state of Guinea-Bissau, theories abound around the root causes of its obstinacy. It seems as if there is, at best, a lukewarm response to these incidents from the international community. Tellingly, in his discussion of the most recent coup, one prominent Guinea-Bissau scholar called for "clear and knowledge-based analysis + prudent action" (personal communication, May 22, 2012, italics mine). While he goes on to clarify "prudence" as "avoiding further confusion", the word choice also axiomatically evokes sentiments of caution, wariness, and circumspection; this type of call to action concerning Guinea-Bissau is becoming commonplace in diplomatic, development, and academic discourses.

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