Instead they are protracted, intractable conflicts worsened by our intervention.
But rough politics is how history produces most of the “outcomes” to protracted struggles.
Child custody battles among super-wealthy celebrities can be particularly bruising and protracted.
protract pro·tract (prō-trākt', prə-)
v. pro·tract·ed, pro·tract·ing, pro·tracts
To extend or protrude a body part.