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Talking while fighting: conditions and modalities [WP1087]


During 2010, the potential role of political reconciliation in helping to end the conflict in Afghanistan became an increasingly prominent issue, and in early October of that year  President Hamid Karzai opened the first meeting of the High Peace Council he established to start a dialogue with the Taliban.

This conference examined the role of political reconciliation processes in ending internal conflict, assessing general lessons from seven case studies, and how those lessons might apply to the current situation in Afghanistan.

The conference brought together policymakers, civilian and military practitioners, civil society representatives, and academic experts, from ‘host countries’ that have or are still experiencing internal armed conflict as well as from the international community.

Case study conflict summaries

Darfur overview summary

Mediation in Africa Report

El Salvador overview summary

Assessing El Salvador’s Transition from Civil War to Peace (Report)

Guatemala overview summary

Public Particication in Peacemaking (Guatemala)

(Nagaland) Insurgencies in India’s North East – pages 8-12 of the above report provide an overview of the Naga insurgency

Nepal overview summary

Nepal’s Peace Process

Tajikistan overview summary

Politics of Compromise, The Tajikistan Peace Process

Iraq 2007

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