Resources

Burma - national dialogue: armed groups, contested legitimacy and political transition

Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent
Apr 2014

Harn Yawngwhe explores the genesis of the national dialogue process in Burma. Peacebuilding in Burma has a daunting agenda to accommodate an array of competing claimants to legitimacy, including the government and the army, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, political parties, civil society, ethnic entities, and more than 18 ethnic armed groups.

A sensitive mission: Monitoring Aceh's agreement

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process
Sep 2008
Accord Aceh: A sensitive mission - Monitoring Aceh's agreement
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.

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.

Compromising for peace: An interview with Jusuf Kalla

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process
Sep 2008
Accord Aceh: Interview with Jusuf Kalla
Indonesia Vice-President Jusuf Kalla describes his contribution to the peace process and how he managed to deal with the most sensitive issues. He stresses the key to success was to pinpoint the root cause of the conflict.

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process (Indonesian)

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.

Weaving consensus: The Papua New Guinea - Bougainville peace process

Sep 2002

The peace agreement signed in 2001 on the island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea (PNG), ended the most violent conflict in the South Pacific since World War II. Weaving consensus: the Papua New Guinea - Bougainville peace process (Accord issue 12, 2002) outlines an extraordinary array of creative initiatives and interventions that succeeded not only in ending the organised violence but brought together Bougainvillean society within a national framework. The process defined a negotiated settlement acceptable to all.

Compromising on autonomy: Mindanao in transition (1999)

Apr 1999

The 1996 Peace Agreement between the Republic of the Philippines government and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) was a milestone in many ways: all previous attempts to negotiate an end to 24 years of civil war had failed. Implementation of the peace deal did not end the violence but the efforts and innovations in peacemaking in Mindanao offer invaluable examples for people working to resolve conflicts around the world.

Accord issue 6, Compromising on autonomy: Mindanao in transition, contains analysis on Islamic diplomacy, civil society roles and development.

Sustaining the constituency for Moro autonomy (1999)

Compromising on autonomy: Mindanao in transition
Apr 1999
Macapado A. Muslim discusses how the momentum of the 1996 peace agreement can be sustained, warning that more progress must be made on development in Mindanao if willingness to accept autonomy is to remain strong.

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