The Seven Deadly Sins of Mediation

Foreign Policy
August 23, 2012

Former Algerian foreign minister and veteran U.N. trouble-shooter, Lakhdar Brahimi, observes that “each conflict is unique… [yet] there do appear to be certain recurrent traps that materialize in many different situations, across the spectrum of crisis response, and regardless if the mediator is operating with a small team or heading an operation comprised of thousands of personnel.”

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