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After Yemen's 10-month National Dialogue, writing a new constitution and holding elections are the most important next steps, yet the recommendations of the dialogue cannot be implemented without additional external support – not without upsetting the delicate political balance.Despite its best intentions, and with the exception of Al-Qaeda as a clear spoiler, the U.N. has not really been able to identify other spoilers and gather enough evidence against them to be able to fully and systematically implement Resolution 2140 . While the debate over who the spoilers are has been ongoing for the last two years, neither the United Nations special adviser to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, nor Yemeni experts have been able to determine one single spoiler from any side, despite repeated kidnappings and attacks. Resolution 2140 is supposed to sanction spoilers by freezing their assets and banning travel, but no group can develop hard evidence that members of the other side are spoilers.Both Hadi and Benomar have been hinting that the spoilers are mainly from Saleh's side.
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