The post-Cold War period has witnessed many models of international intervention in conflict, ranging from multilateral, UN-mandated peacekeeping missions to unilateral great power interventions. But what does the data tell us about the effectiveness of those intervention models?  

In this webinar, researchers from the University of Bath shared findings from their recent XCEPT research on interventions in Syria. In discussion with the MENA Social Policy Network (University of Birmingham), the Bath team discussed what their mixed methods research can tell us about how the nature of interventions – whether unilateral or multilateral, UN-sanctioned or not – affect their success or failure.  

Speakers included:

  • Timo Kivimäki – Professor of International Relations at the University of Bath and Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Sejong Institute.
  • Talip Al-Khayer – Expert in Political Science and Conflict Studies, bringing cutting-edge insights to the field through his research on violent extremist rhetoric.
  • Rana Jawad – Professor of Global Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, and co-founder and convener of the MENA Social Policy Network.