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Challenges for the Syrian Conflict Scenario: Is There a Role Left for International Mediation?

Challenges for the Syrian Conflict Scenario: Is There a Role Left for International Mediation?

MidEast Breakfast with Carsten Wieland

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:30-09:30 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

In its ninth year, the Syrian conflict scenario has become more asymmetric and complex both on the ground and with regard to regional and international constellations as ever before. For the Syrians, the timing of the Arab Spring and their aspirations for political change proved to be bad with international constellations disinclined for concerted humanitarian intervention or any other multilateral action towards committed conflict resolution.

After "invited interventions" by Iran and Russia, after a tolerated Turkish intervention, and after multiple other proxy activities on the ground: What role is still left for a UN mediation or any other kind of multilateral approach?