FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 20 (2016)   

No endgame in Syria:
why truces are impracticable and peace negotiations challenging

Julkaistu 5.10.2016

Wolfgang Mühlberger
Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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The September ceasefire in Syria expired after the scheduled duration of a week due to the bombardment of sensitive targets by the brokers – instead of being extended and shored up by a political track. Agreeing on the modalities without the ability or willingness to enforce them, makes ceasefires futile and undermines peace negotiations.