Towards a comprehensive solution? Yemen's two-year peace process

Robert Forster

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Abstract

After almost two years of fighting, the Yemeni peace process struggles to proceed beyond the pre-negotiation stage due to the parameters of UN Security Council Resolution 2216 (2015). This briefing paper argues that, operating in the shadow of the ongoing conflict, the negotiations will struggle to progress due to Resolution 2216’s exacerbation of commitment problems, stakeholder exclusion, and security dilemmas. All these aspects are made ever more difficult to navigate due to the binding nature of UN Security Council resolutions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-488
Number of pages10
JournalMiddle East Journal
Volume71
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Yemen
  • peace process
  • commitment problem
  • UNSC

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