A leap into uncharted waters (1999)

Striking a balance: The Northern Ireland peace process
Dec 1999
Seàn Mag Uidhir discusses what led to the IRA’s decision to call a complete cessation of military operations in 1994, what caused this ceasefire to break down, but why there could be no long-term return to violence.

The early stages of the Irish peace process (1999)

Striking a balance: The Northern Ireland peace process
Dec 1999
Mansergh describes the early stages of the Irish peace process and the internal and external developments leading to the Downing Street Declaration of 1993 and the first IRA ceasefire in 1994.

Security and stabilization in Somalia

Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
Feb 2010
Jeremy Brickhill critiques international involvement in Somali in relation to security, arguing that the strategy of building a state with a monopoly of violence has not worked, while security arrangements are central to endogenous Somali peace processes.

Striking a balance: The Northern Ireland peace process (original Accord)

Dec 1999
The signing of the 1998 Belfast Agreement in Northern Ireland was the result of long and arduous negotiations to end 30 years of sectarian violence and political stalemate. Accord Issue 8 explores the factors that led to the negotiations and outlines the impact of history on current aspirations.

Northern Ireland

The signing of the 1998 Belfast Agreement in Northern Ireland was the result of long and arduous negotiations to end 30 years of sectarian violence and political stalemate.

Whose peace is it anyway? connecting Somali and international peacemaking

Feb 2010
Accord 21, Whose peace is it anyway? connecting Somali and international peacemaking, seeks to improve understanding and links between Somalis and international policy and practice. Edited by Mark Bradbury and Sally Healy it contains over 30 articles including interviews with Somali elders and senior diplomats, and contributions from Somali and international peacemaking practitioners, academics, involved parties, civil society and women’s organisations.

Somalia

Accord 21 seeks to improve understanding and links between Somalis and international policy and practice. Edited by Mark Bradbury and Sally Healy it contains over 30 articles, including interviews with Somali elders and senior diplomats from the African Union, the UN and IGAD; and contributions from Somali and international peacemaking practitioners, academics, involved parties, civil society and women’s organisations.

Peace through human rights

Nov 2008
Although it is difficult to see at first glance, human rights issues may be the key to bringing the parties in the Mindanao peace process closer together. Kristian Herbolzheimer of Conciliation Resources explains how in this article.

DDR?

Sep 2008
What will persuade a rebel opposition group to give up their arms? Kristian Herbolzheimer of Conciliation Resources explores disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) in this article.

Addressing violence

Dec 2010
A complex conflict requires a complex peace process to bring it to an end. Kristian Herbolzheimer of Conciliation Resources explains in this article why and how a number of stakeholders have a role to play in the peace process.