Inclusive Political Settlements. New Insights from Yemen’s National Dialogue

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Author: 
Thania Paffenholz and Nick Ross
Countries: 
Yemen
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Participation
Peace Processes
Reconstruction and Peacebuilding

This article is from the “Women, peace, and inclusive security” edition of PRISM—a top defense and security studies journal—which was co-produced by Inclusive Security and the National Defense University. The objective of this article is to analyze the Comprehensive National Dialogue Conference for a New Yemen held between 2013 and 2014. The article begins with a summary of the theory and practice of inclusive negotiations. Then it describes briefly the context and process of the Yemeni National Dialogue Conference (NDC), including the challenges and successes of the process. Finally, it analyzes these challenges and success factors with reference to the findings of the “Broadening Participation” project at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. 

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Inclusive Political Settlements. New Insights from Yemen’s National Dialogue