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The Juba peace talks that commenced in July 2006 between the Government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) offered the best opportunity to end their conflict since the outbreak of LRA violence in the 1980s. Current strategies and policies to bring peace acknowledge that there are no purely military solutions.

However, since the Juba talks collapsed in December 2008 and the conflict spread into neighbouring countries, there has been little appetite for renewed talks. This paper focuses on the lessons that need to be learnt from the Juba peace talks.

The publication was supported by the Berghof Foundation for Conflict Studies.