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Managing Multi-Sided Conflicts: Failed Military Intervention and Mediation in Yemen

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Juliana Beal

Washington University in St. Louis, US
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In the last twenty years, international efforts to improve peace prospects in Yemen have failed across commitment levels. Yemen’s historically weak government and large number of rebel groups have fueled commitment concerns, increasing negotiation difficulty. This paper will leverage Yemen’s conflict trajectory to expand upon past international conflict management research, including the effect of risk aversion and divergence ratios in Stephen Gent’s Going In When It Counts and Strange Bedfellows, respectively. In addition, this analysis demonstrates how inopportune military intervention, divergent major power interests, Qatar’s failed pure mediation dynamics, and poor representation in peace agreements have led to unsuccessful resolution.
How to Cite: Beal, J., 2020. Managing Multi-Sided Conflicts: Failed Military Intervention and Mediation in Yemen. LSE Undergraduate Political Review, 3(1).
Published on 10 Jun 2020.
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