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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.

Participant reflections: Col Lysander: Colombia visit: Personal thoughts

Dec 2010
Following an exchange between peace practitioners from Colombia and the Philippines, Col Lysander, a Filipino participant, wrote a paper urging the Colombian military to turn its attention to peace.

Delivering peace for Aceh: An interview with President Martti Ahtisaari

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process
Sep 2008
Accord Aceh: An interview with President Martti Ahtisaari
President Ahtisaari describes his experiences as head of the mediation team that helped to deliver an effective peace agreement in Aceh in 2005.

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.

DDR?

Sep 2008
What will persuade a rebel opposition group to give up their arms? Kristian Herbolzheimer of Conciliation Resources explores disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) in this article.

Civil society engagement in the peace process

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process
Sep 2008
Accord Aceh: Civil society engagement in the peace process
Afridal Darmi describes civil society engagement in the peace process, from assisting in security monitoring to facilitating public engagement in the drafting of the Law on the Governing of Aceh.

The challenges of reintegration in Aceh

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process
Sep 2008
Accord Aceh: The challenges of reintegration in Aceh
Lina Frödin highlights a number of problems with the reintegration process in Aceh relating to the precise function of assistance, the impact of post-tsunami reconstruction, and transitional justice.

Economic injustice: Cause and effect of the Aceh conflict

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process
Sep 2008
Accord Aceh: Economic injustice
Stressing the need to link sustainable peace to economic development, Nazamuddin Basyah Said argues that strategies for economic growth – which could increase employment and enhance productivity – are not coherent.

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.

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