Politics of compromise: The Tajikistan peace process

Apr 2001

Conflict in Tajikistan began to escalate during the break-up of the Soviet Union. By 1992 this Central Asian republic was engulfed in civil war. After more than three years of peace talks, a power-sharing agreement was signed in June 1997, establishing a joint Commission for National Reconciliation to oversee its implementation. By 2000, the Tajikistani government and the United Nations had declared the peace process a success.

The Karabakh trap: Dangers and dilemmas of the Nagorny Karabakh conflict

Dec 2008
In this study, Thomas de Waal of Conciliation Resources highlights tensions between short-term stakes in the status quo and long-term interests in conflict resolution.

Implementing the Lomé Peace Agreement

Paying the price: The Sierra Leone peace process
Sep 2000
Dennis Bright describes the implementation of the Lomé Peace Agreement, focusing particularly on the shortcomings centred on the profound levels of mistrust between the parties.

The Lomé peace negotiations

Paying the price: The Sierra Leone peace process
Sep 2000
Ismail Rashid describes the origins and structure of the Lomé peace negotiations which led to the peace agreement of July 1999.

First stages on the road to peace: The Abidjan process (1995–96)

Paying the price: The Sierra Leone peace process
Sep 2000
Lasana Gberie describes the background and workings of the Abidjan process that resulted in the Abidjan Accord of November 1996, and its subsequent speedy collapse.

Paying the price: The Sierra Leone peace process

Sep 2000
Accord Sierra Leone: Cover image
The Lomé Peace Agreement of July 1999 sought to end one of the world’s most brutal civil wars of recent times. Sierra Leone, its West African neighbours and the international community continue to face the daunting task of moving from war and political crisis to establishing a lasting peace.

A question for the global community

Aug 2008
As Russia agrees to a ceasefire, Rachel Clogg of Conciliation Resources looks in this article at two crucial questions about its conflict with Georgia: how did the conflict come about and where do we go from here?

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process
Sep 2008
Reconfiguring politics: the Indonesia-Aceh peace process, edited by Aguswandi and Judith Large, analyses developments leading to the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Indonesian government and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) in August 2005, and how this agreement has been put into practice.

Aceh's arduous journey to peace

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process
Sep 2008
Accord Aceh: Aceh's arduous journey to peace
Konrad Huber discusses three factors that facilitated the success of Aceh's current peace initiative: the circumstances of both sides in 2005, the adroit external mediation, and the comprehensive nature of the settlement.

Aceh-Indonesia

The Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Indonesian government and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) in Helsinki in August 2005 ended more than 30 years of armed conflict and suffering in Aceh. It also provided a basis for reconfiguring politics in the province, by outlining principles for new self-government arrangements and provisions for political participation, revenue-sharing, reintegration and human rights.