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The Yemen War: Why Peacemaking Isn’t Working

Title
The Yemen War: Why Peacemaking Isn’t Working
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Joost Hilterman # Programme Director (Middle East) International Crisis Group
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Date and Time
18th Oct 2019 16:30 - 18th Oct 2019 18:30
Location
Violet Laidlaw Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building
URL
http://www.pol.ed.ac.uk/events/contemporary_middle_east_series/2019_2020/the_yemen_war_why_peacemaking_isnt_working

Yemen's war started as an internal conflict that quickly spun out of control. Military intervention by a Saudi-led coalition wreaked further destruction on the Middle East's poorest country without solving the conflict's main causes. Today, Yemen is a humanitarian catastrophe, and this has brought it a measure of international attention. Yet UN-led negotiations have failed to deliver a ceasefire, much less a process that could yield a sustainable peace. Understanding the reasons for this is critical for laying the foundations for a more successful approach.

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