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.

Sierra Leone

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.

Accord 9 explores this and earlier attempts to end the conflict. It draws lessons from those peace processes including:

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.

A sensitive mission: Monitoring Aceh's agreement

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process
Sep 2008
Kirsten Schulze describes the EU's Aceh Monitoring Mission, which received praise for how it carried out the security components of its mandate but more criticism about the political and human rights components.

The Brussels 'backstage' of the Aceh peace process

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process
Sep 2008
Herrberg's unique insight into the EU's Aceh Monitoring Mission describes how Brussels came to contribute to the peace process in Aceh. She draws a number of lessons regarding inter-governmental partnerships with NGOs in peacebuilding, and investing in mediation support capacity.

Why is peace in Aceh successful?

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process.
Sep 2008
Accord Aceh: Why is peace in Aceh successful
The Indonesian government's chief negotiator during the Helsinki process describes internal and external factors that explain why the peace process in Aceh was successful.

Delivering peace for Aceh: An interview with President Martti Ahtisaari

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process
Sep 2008
Accord Aceh: An interview with President Martti Ahtisaari
President Ahtisaari describes his experiences as head of the mediation team that helped to deliver an effective peace agreement in Aceh in 2005.

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.

Reflections on the UK Government’s draft ‘Joint Analysis of Conflict and Stability’ tool

Mar 2012

Conciliation Resources welcomes the UK government’s commitment in its Building Stability Overseas Strategy (BSOS) to develop a new cross-government strategic conflict assessment tool.

This three-page peer review document was sent to the UK government to feedback on the draft Joint Analysis of Conflict and Stability (JACS) Guidance notes.