Reconciliation, reform and resilience: Positive peace for Lebanon (Accord 24) - English version

Jul 2012
Cover of Accord issue 24
Lebanon’s model of post-war power sharing and liberal economic growth has been widely praised. But it has failed to deliver for most Lebanese. Repeated outbreaks of political violence since the 1989 Taif Peace Agreement, and today fear of spillover from insecurity in Syria, show that a fundamentally different approach is needed to transform negative and precarious stability in Lebanon into positive and resilient peace.

Can the London conference on Somalia get it right?

Can the London conference on Somalia succeed this time where others have failed? After a year in which large swathes of Somalia have been hit by famine and continued war, and international militarisation has markedly increased, the UK government’s initiative to host an international conference on Somalia on 23 February is welcome. But lessons must be learnt from past mistakes. Ahead of the conference, Mark Bradbury makes the case that support should be given to local Somali-led solutions that promote legitimacy and participation.

Armed group plan transition to peace in Ethiopia

Last week, representatives from Conciliation Resources joined leaders and members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), as they announced their intention to form a political party and end over 20 years of armed opposition against the Ethiopian government.

Film - Navigating inclusion in peace processes

In this film, Accord authors Christine Bell, Yusuf Hassan, Deepak Thapa and Graeme Simpson discuss why inclusion matters for peace, and what you can expect from the publication.

Indigenous women’s inclusion in the Colombia peace process: conversation with the National Coordination of Indigenous Women in Colombia (CONAMIC)

Navigating inclusion in peace processes
Mar 2019
Members of the National Coordination of Indigenous Women in Colombia (CONAMIC) describe how indigenous people have been disproportionately affected by the armed conflict and remain vulnerable to violence today.

Colombian diaspora in the peace process

Navigating inclusion in peace processes
Mar 2019
Helga Flamtermesky, Dorys Ardila and Javier Charry explore the challenges of promoting participation for Colombian citizens living abroad.

Negotiating inclusive peace in Colombia

Navigating inclusion in peace processes
Mar 2019
Introducing the Colombia study in this publication, Herbolzheimer provides a succinct summary of the peace process, explaining how it has developed new mechanisms for participation.

Internationalisation and inclusiveness in Afghan peace processes

Navigating inclusion in peace processes
Feb 2019
Michael Semple examines how international engagement has affected inclusion in peacemaking in Afghanistan. He looks at four peace initiatives with varying levels of ‘inclusion ambition’ – the Geneva process, the establishment of the Taliban office in Qatar, and the Peshawar and Bonn processes.

Youth, peace and security: addressing the violence of exclusion

Navigating inclusion in peace processes
Mar 2019
Graeme Simpson’s article draws on his experience as the lead author of the report on youth, peace and security mandated by UN Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015). Simpson challenges what he calls the 'policy panic’, which erroneously associates youth with the threat of violence, and fails to recognise that the vast majority of young people reject the use of force.