Essay from the year 2003 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: 2 (B), University of Kent (Brussls School of International Studies), course: Negotiation and Mediation, 16 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Third Party intervention in dispute settlement negotiations has become ever more popular in recent years. Although international Mediators often succeed in brokering an agreement, the implementation of the negotiated treaties is rarely a concern of the international community. This essay argues that without credible third party guarantees for the implementation phase of peace treaties it is unlikely that the negotiated peace will last for long., abstract: Since the end of the Cold War the nature and perception of international conflict has changed significantly. Instead of inter-state war, intra-state conflicts now constitute the majority of current conflicts. qGlobal nuclear warfare is no longer the primary international security concern. It has been displaced by [...] excessively violent and destructive intra-state or internal conflicts.q And these conflicts, which would have been regarded as purely internal matters during the Cold War, are now seen as being of international concern. Civil wars which are normally regionalised, are often nevertheless deemed to be a threat to international peace and security. As a result, the international community has become more and more involved in the resolution of civil wars, often by mediating peace negotiations between the parties involved. However, the resolution of civil war is one the most challenging tasks in Conflict Resolution. Only a minority of negotiations result in a lasting peace and only under exceptional circumstances is this achieved without a third party mediating the negotiations. Although many of the attempts to settle civil wars by mediation have failed, it is clear that the involvement of international mediatorThis essay argues that without credible third party guarantees for the implementation phase of peace treaties it is unlikely that the negotiated peace will last for long.
|Title||:||Getting to Lasting Peace: Does Mediation Suffice to Settle Civil Wars Successfully?|
|Publisher||:||GRIN Verlag - 2007-08|