What’s in a deal anyway: Idlib DMZ violations harm peace process

Author
Nicholas Norberg
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy
Volume
7
Issue Number
0
Publication Date
2018
Institution
The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Abstract
In the backdrop of negotiations over drafting Syria’s new constitution and a transition in UN representation on Syria, the conflict in Idlib continues to simmer. Unrest in Idlib and dissatisfaction there with the internationally-recognized opposition, the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), leaves residents of Syria’s northwest excluded from constitutional committee. This is significant because the constitutional convention is increasingly viewed as a precondition for advancing the larger peace process. The constitutional committee is no place to hammer out granular differences between warring factions in Idlib, but the course of events there hold significant implications for the future of the broader peace process.
Topic
Peace Studies, Conflict, Syrian War, Negotiation
Political Geography
Russia, Turkey, Middle East, United Nations, Syria, Idlib