Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

National Chaos, Local Order: War Economies and Incentives for Peace

17 November 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Chatham House, London


Peter Salisbury, Senior Consulting Fellow, MENA Programme, Chatham House
Tim Eaton, Research Fellow, MENA Programme, Chatham House
Renad Mansour, Research Fellow, MENA Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Dr Lina Khatib, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House



This event will present the findings of the upcoming Chatham House paper, Yemen: National Chaos, Local Order, and introduce Middle East and North Africa Programme work streams on war economies, political marketplaces in conflict, and incentives - and disincentives - for peace. Peter Salisbury will argue that Yemen’s ‘chaos state’ – the complex, intertwined political economy that has emerged over the course of the country’s civil war – has created a series of incentives to spoil the current UN-led peace process. Tim Eaton will demonstrate his work mapping key players in Libya’s illicit economy networks, and outline upcoming Chatham House work on the modalities of war economies. Finally, Renad Mansour will discuss ISIS’ economic networks after the fall of its so-called Islamic State.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only. 

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To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.