Resources

Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking

Feb 2008
Faced with the problem of how to respond to the challenges of intra-state armed conflict, international policymakers often turn to incentives, sanctions and conditionality in the hope that these tools can alter the conflict dynamics and influence the protagonists' behaviour. Drawing on case studies from around the world, Accord issue 19 suggests that while these instruments have in some cases helped tip the balance towards settlement, in many others they been ineffective, incoherent or subsumed into the dynamics of the conflict.

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.

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.

Sierra Leone, the conflict and the world

Jun 2001
How has the international community's focus on Sierra Leone really affected its people? This speech by Dr Dennis Bright, given at the Conflict, Development and Peace Network Conference, explores the positive and negative impacts.

The balancing act: The current situation regarding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission within the broader political and security framework

Nov 2000
'It is only when the truth has been told that real reconciliation will begin'. Dr Dennis Bright, Commission for the Consolidation of Peace, explores the benefits and challenges of setting up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Sierra Leone.

Lome is dead! Long live Lome!

Aug 2000
Even after the terrible events of May 2000, Dr Dennis Bright, Commissioner at the Commission for the Consolidation of Peace in Sierra Leone, explains why the Lome peace agreement is not 'dead'.

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