Why does one LRA middle-ranking commander stay with the Lord's Resistance Army but another risk escaping? This report by Conciliation Resources attempts to find out why.
In this report, Conciliation Resources draws conclusions from its research in order to understand what influences Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) middle-ranking commanders when they are deciding to stay in rebellion or leave.
The study explains that personal safety factors 'push' some commanders to escape the LRA while a range of other issues (such as the fear of reprisals against family members) 'pull' others to remain with the group.
Recommendations for local and international actors working to end the LRA conflict include carrying out further study and also improving advocacy and preparations for return.