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Indigenous people 'provoke' peace in Colombia

Jul 2012

In mid-July communities in the Cauca region (south-west Colombia) made it into the national and international headlines. The country was caught by surprise when they saw hundreds of unarmed indigenous people expelling both the army and the guerrillas from their territories.

Comunidades Indígenas “provocan” la paz en Colombia

Jul 2012
A mediados de julio, comunidades indígenas del Cauca (región al sur-oeste de Colombia) aparecieron en los titulares nacionales e internacionales. El país entero fue sorprendido al ver centenares de indígenas desarmados exigiendo la expulsión de sus territorios, tanto de la guerrilla como del ejército. Kristian Herbolzheimer sitúa estos hechos en el contexto de una lucha constante por la paz y la autonomía.

Renegotiating the political settlement in war-to-peace transitions

Mar 2009
A conflict can also be an opportunity to make essential changes. Catherine Barnes of Conciliation Resources examines the importance of the political settlement in war-to-peace transitions.

Georgia: Changing the guard

Jan 2004
In light of the sudden removal of president Eduard Shevardnadze before impending elections, Jonathan Cohen of Conciliation Resources analyses the main challenges facing democracy in Georgia in this article.

Abkhazia: ten years on

Jan 2001
This article by Rachel Clogg of Conciliation Resources summarises the main developments which took place in Abkhazia in the first ten years after the break up of the Soviet Union.

Breaking recurring themes in the cycles of war and peace in Sri Lanka

Dec 1999
How can Sri Lanka and international actors move the country from entrenched conflict towards peace? Liz Philipson of Conciliation Resources investigates the options in this paper.

Nigerian intervention in Sierra Leone

Oct 1997
How likely is it that General Sani Abacha of Nigeria will lead a military offensive against the junta in Sierra Leone? This article from Conciliation Resources explores this and other topical questions related to Nigerian politics.

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