Monthly Archives: July 2015

Colombia – stories that need to be heard

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/24/colombian-army-killed-thousands-civilians-human-rights-watch

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Colombia’s path to peace – part 1

When negotiations between the Colombian government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC guerilla (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) began on Oct. 8th, 2012, both parties to the negotiations and the general public displayed a healthy amount of distrust … Continue reading

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Political mediation 101 (through the use of case studies)

Dear reader. For the politically inclined, I created this very simple and straightforward overview of the key steps of political mediation, making not use of theory but of practice, for your consideration. As always: comments and critiques and additions are … Continue reading

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Overview of peace agreements signed in Africa (work in progress)

Dear reader. Since the study of peace agreements has become the focus of peace and conflict scholars around the world, and since there is merit in conducting more thorough research on the durability of peace agreements, I thought I’d share … Continue reading

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What’s the cost of conflict?

http://www.rand.org/international/cmepp/costs-of-conflict.html

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Legitimacy and resilience in national dialogue processes

Dear reader. Great to see that you are checking back in. This time, I wanted to share with you a picture from the 28th annual conference of the International Association for Conflict Management, IACM, held in Clearwater, Florida. My dear … Continue reading

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Peace Agreements – Lessons learned from local peace agreements

Dear reader. Thank you for checking back in on the learned mediator’s blog. A question that I am trying to answer has already been brought up in another article I posted on this site, looking at the spill-over effect of … Continue reading

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