Conciliation Resources would like to present a set of policy briefs that explore strategies for supporting peace processes. These include:
• Peace process support strategies: governments and international organizations should place supporting peace processes at the heart of their overall strategy for a country or region in conflict. This brief offers guidance on how.
• Choosing to engage: armed groups and peace processes: isolation and blacklisting of armed groups has proven to be counterproductive for peacemaking. If part of the problem, armed groups should be part of the solution. This brief explores armed groups’ characteristics and how best to engage with them.
• Public participation in peacemaking: public participation is crucial for the legitimacy, sustainability and equity of a peace process and accord. This brief identifies a range of public participation mechanisms and highlights its advantages for inclusive political settlements.
• Powers of persuasion: incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peace processes: the motives parties to conflicts and peace processes can be constructively influenced by careful analyses and the strategic use of tools. This brief explores the range of tools available to external actors and how these can be applied effectively.
All these policy briefs are available online and in pdf (free of charge) on CR's website: http://www.c-r.org/our-work/practice-policy/index.php
Also available in French, Russian and Spanish.
For more info contact:
Cynthia Petrigh, director of Policy and Comparative Learning, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Drew, Research and Publications officer, email@example.com