The GCC initiative and its operational mechanisms has been a summary of internal, regional and international efforts.
It was established for a rational political settlement between the disputing parties through a political maturity that understands the reality of the conflict and the nature of changes that is needed by Yemen.
This explains the popular support, optimism and satisfaction with which the Yemenis met the initiative. It is true that there is an objection among some of the youth in the change squares, however they know that it is the only possible means that can take Yemen into a new phase and that it carries within its contents and results radical changes.
From my follow up, the objection results from fear of its failure, on one hand and it is a sort of a pressure on the signatories so as to abide by its provisions and content on the other hand.
This doesn't rule out that there are parties that refuse the initiative, because it contradicts their interests. These include the forces that have their agendas that disagree with the security and stability of Yemen and the region.
Some of these forces are linked to legendary ambitions, regional, or doctrinal interests. Others have ambiguity and fear for thier interests from the radical changes that will be established by the initiative.
There was growing optimism within the Yemeni community after the approval of the immunity law, which is an important step that leads to easing tensions, reduces conflicts, as well as being an important access to reconciliation and accomplishment of transitional justice.
The approval also helps in establishment of peace, tolerance, confidence as well as the facilitationof peaceful power transfer.
It also contributes to constructing a balance which enables the different forces in building a partnership and agreement to work on basis of competitive strategies for national reconciliation.
The settlement accomplishment needs regional and international roles to help the different forces in complications' dismantlement so as to remove obstacles, in order to maintain their unity, build their new state and create a balanced democratic transition that helps in a just redistribution of power.
The final consequences of the settlement, is that it won't repeat the previous regime as some suggest. On the contrary, the accurate course of the initiative is to accomplish a qualitative transition that is different from the past, and its mechanisms will open new horizons for building a new political environment that helps in the facilitation of overcoming conflicts, contrasts and faults of the past.
Najeeb Ghalab is Chairman of strategic studies in Arabia Center.