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Background to the Kashmir conflict: challenges and opportunities

Sep 2013

This paper is the first in a series from the Kashmir Initiative Group (KIG), providing a background to the Kashmir context. The paper reflects on the current landscape in the region, identifies internal and external challenges and opportunities, and offers some suggested points of action in response to these. KIG will produce four policy briefs over the next year based on four issues identified in this paper:

Briefing: Crisis in the Central African Republic – August 2013

Aug 2013
This briefing provides a situation overview of the Central African Republic up to August 2013, based on interviews and information gathered during two visits to CAR in May and August 2013 by Conciliation Resources staff and associated consultant, Guus Meijer.

Innovation in mediation support: The International Contact Group in Mindanao

Jul 2013

This practice paper - the first in a series on different themes related to Conciliation Resources' peacebuilding insight – explores the role played by the International Contact Group (ICG) for the Mindanao peace process in achieving a framework peace agreement, and examines the contribution of hybrid mechanisms to the field of mediation and conflict transformation.

Lebanon: a fate beyond its control? (Open Security)

Sep 2012
With violence in Syria making the headlines, Zahbia Yousuf and Marie-Joelle Zahar examine to what extent Lebanon can be responsible for its own fate, plus who's working to build peace, and how.

What will it take to end the LRA conflict?

Mar 2012

In this opinion piece Kennedy Tumutegyereize sets out the background to the LRA conflict and how regional and international action (and inaction) plays a part in perpetuating the conflict.

Ending the violence and insecurity caused by the Lord's Resistance Army conflict is more about empowering civil society and seeking and supporting local solutions across many countries than about keeping US military advisers in the region.

People’s perspectives on instability in West Africa: Case study report

Mar 2012
A case study report focusing on the peacebuilding perspectives of people living in the Mano River Union (Libera, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire), Nigeria (Plateau and Niger Delta States) and Casamance (Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia).

'When will this end and what will it take?': People's perspectives on addressing the Lord's Resistance Army conflict

Nov 2011
What do those people directly affected by the Lord's Resistance Army conflict actually think about it? Conciliation Resources' report provides an in-depth study of their perceptions.

World Development Report 2011

Apr 2011

The World Development Report 2011 summarises the key events over the preceding year and examines how the common transformation from interstate war to the pattern of repeated violence can be challenged.

Extract from the Foreword:

Le choix du retour: Défis à relever pour les commandants de grade intermédiaire de L’Armée de Résistance du Seigneur

Oct 2010
Un commandant de grade intermédiaire choisit de rester avec l’Armée de Résistance du Seigneur (LRA) lorsqu'un autre risque de s’échapper – pourquoi? Ce rapport de Conciliation Resources tente de découvrir les raisons.

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