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Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking

Feb 2008
Faced with the problem of how to respond to the challenges of intra-state armed conflict, international policymakers often turn to incentives, sanctions and conditionality in the hope that these tools can alter the conflict dynamics and influence the protagonists' behaviour. Drawing on case studies from around the world, Accord issue 19 suggests that while these instruments have in some cases helped tip the balance towards settlement, in many others they been ineffective, incoherent or subsumed into the dynamics of the conflict.

Dilemmas of multiple priorities and multiple instruments: The Darfur crisis

Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking
Feb 2008
Alex de Waal assesses the international efforts to address the Darfur crisis, noting the multiplicity of goals and mechanisms (especially instruments of pressure), and the reasons they more often impeded the search for a practical solution to the conflict.

Sanctions and the political process for Darfur: An interview with Jan Eliasson

Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking
Feb 2008
Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Darfur Jan Eliasson discusses the pressure international actors have exerted on the Sudanese government and non-signatory armed groups in relation to efforts to resolve the Darfur conflict.

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