Alex Vines, while on sabbatical as a MacArthur NGO Fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College, University of London, contributed to and co-edited this issue of Accord. He is a research associate for Human Rights Watch and at Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University. His books include, Renamo: From Terrorism to Democracy in Mozambique? He also served as a UN observer during Mozambique’s 1994 elections.