The Liberian peace process 1990-1996
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Andy Carl and Jeremy Armon introduce the first issue of Accord and set out the factors shaping Liberia’s experience, namely the economics of war, the erosion of civilian power and the incoherence of international peacekeeping. They discuss the prospect of a final political settlement and conclude by identifying the violence of April-May 1996 as an attack on Liberia’s nascent peace movement, calling for respect for and solidarity with those who have resisted the call to violence.