Resources

Choosing to engage: Armed groups and peace processes

May 2005
Accord issue 16 explores the case for engagement with armed groups and the lessons learned from peacemaking practice. Highlighting both opportunities and challenges, it suggests that the range of engagement options and potential interveners makes a strong case for engagement.

Opcinoes de compromiso: Apercamientos con grupos armados en procesos de paz

May 2005
Eligiendo el compromiso: grupos armados y procesos de paz (Accord N°16, 2005) explora casos de compromiso con grupos armados y las lecciones aprendidas para las prácticas de construcción de paz.

Safeguarding peace: Cambodia's constitutional challenge

Nov 1998

Accord issue 5, Safeguarding peace: Cambodia's constitutional challenge, examines issues around the signing of the 1991 Paris agreements that officially ended Cambodia’s long war, and the subsequent violent collapse of the country's governing coalition in July 1997.

The experiences suggest the need for rethinking international responses to Cambodia’s problems, with a greater emphasis on monitoring and supporting the functioning of its constitutionally mandated political institutions.

Diplomatic pragmatism: ASEAN's response to the July 1997 coup

Safeguarding peace: Cambodia's constitutional challenge
Nov 1998
Accord Cambodia: Diplomatic pragmatism
Sorpong Peou assesses the role of ASEAN in Cambodia, arguing that it will be restricted to crisis management as long as it refuses to adopt a more interventionist, proactive approach.

Cambodia's agonising quest: Political progress amidst institutional backwardness

Safeguarding peace: Cambodia's constitutional challenge
Nov 1998
Lao Mog Hay critiques Cambodia’s flawed democratisation in the period 1991-98, finding a return to unconstitutional repressive measures after the UN’s transitional authority left.

Institutions versus personalities: International peacebuilding dilemmas

Safeguarding peace: Cambodia's constitutional challenge
Nov 1998
Dylan Hendrickson looks at the dilemmas of international assistance in Cambodia, finding that political consensus-building has been hampered by the confusing signals sent out by the international community.

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