Accord - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent (policy brief)

Apr 2014
This 6-page policy brief summarises the findings of Accord 25 - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent. It argues that a legitimacy lens should be applied to peace processes by paying attention to priorities of context, consent and change.

Faith Divided: Spirituality Caught in Conflict

This film, directed by two filmmakers from either side of the Line of Control in Kashmir, provides an emotive illustration of how conflict has prevented Kashmiris across different faiths from visiting their places of worship.

Processing peace in Afghanistan

Jun 2017
The Salang Pass, a key mountain pass connecting northern Afghanistan with Kabul and the country's southern provinces.
This Accord spotlight summarises discussions from a workshop to explore priorities for peace in Afghanistan. It looks at six key themes; peacemaking in perspective, terminology, inclusion, understanding divisions, re-centring the regional stage and processing peace. Linking all the themes is the recurring concern that contextual understanding should be central to designing an appropriate peace architecture for Afghanistan. As one workshop participant emphasised, ‘Afghanistan is currently experiencing not just one war, but many: any attempt to promote peace will need to recognise and address these wars as discrete but interconnected components of a conflict system’. The report is written by Anna Larson, Issue Editor of the forthcoming Accord Afghanistan publication and Senior Teaching Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London

Nine priorities for peace in Afghanistan

After 25 years of civil war in Afghanistan, today progress towards a peace process is increasingly seen as central to securing a just and stable future. But to date, there has been little analysis of what a process might actually look like.

Annual Report 2016

Jun 2017
Annual Report 2016 cover
Read this annual review of our work in 2016. Highlights include: reconciling community tensions in Ebola-affected areas of West Africa, working with youth to build peace in Kashmir and the release of our Accord publication on 'transforming broken relationships'.

Accord - Two steps forward, one step back

Apr 2017
Nepal Accord

Ten years on from the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Nepal that ended a decade-long civil war, Conciliation Resources’ new Accord publication examines the country’s peace process. Two steps forward, one step back: Nepal’s peace process focuses on the progress of inclusion and the function of power in Nepal’s peace process, and how peace and political negotiations in various forms have tried to support transition from a negative to a positive peace.

References

Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Mar 2017

Further reading relating to the Accord 26 on Nepal, ‘Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process’

Key texts

Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Mar 2017

Key texts drawn from the Accord 26 on Nepal, ‘Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process’

Profiles

Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Mar 2017

A section providing concise profiles of prominent Nepali political actors and institutions.

Glossary

Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Mar 2017

A glossary providing brief explanations of terms relating to prominent Nepali groups, customs and political action.