Mediation in Syria: initiatives, strategies, and obstacles, 2011–2016

  title={Mediation in Syria: initiatives, strategies, and obstacles, 2011–2016},
  author={Magnus Lundgren},
  journal={Contemporary Security Policy},
  pages={273 - 288}
  • Magnus Lundgren
  • Published 3 May 2016
  • Political Science
  • Contemporary Security Policy
ABSTRACT This article investigates mediation efforts in Syria from the outbreak of the civil war in 2011 through the spring of 2016. It describes the principal initiatives, analyses differences and similarities across mediators, and identifies strategic obstacles that prevented substantive progress. Focusing on mediation initiatives undertaken by the Arab League and the United Nations, it finds that there is considerable path dependence across efforts and that most of the limited achievements… Expand
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