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Is Disengagement the Wisest Choice? [Sudan]

Author: Roger Bate & Benjamin Schwab, American Enterprise Institute, Published on: 27 September 2004

As The Economist stated in a fall 2000 report, "The dirty bottom line is that Talisman is helping the Sudan government finance its war." Though difficult to imagine a few years ago, the situation in Sudan has gone from awful to inconceivably worse. Which begs the question, "Should Talisman have left?"...Talisman effectively abandoned the Sudanese people to Chinese and Indian firms virtually immune to human rights pressures. [Chinese firm: China National Petroleum Corporation; Indian firm: ONGC (Oil & Natural Gas Corporation)] [also refers to Chevron & Shell]

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Related companies: Chevron China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) ONGC (Oil & Natural Gas Corporation) Shell Talisman (part of Repsol)