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Although they vary enormously in complexity, number of actors, timescale
and outcome, peace processes have become the orthodox way in which low
intensity, seemingly intractable, ethnic conflicts reached an accommodation
in the 1990s. A clear trend towards internally agreed initiatives, rather
than externally imposed settlements, is noticeable. Yet, the majority
of peace accords fail. Often, peace accords fail to anticipate post-conflict
problems, or are regarded as a staging post in the conflict. The accords
are worth examining in detail though. This is particularly the case from
a comparative perspective. It has become increasingly common for actors
in one peace process to borrow from the experiences of others. To this
end, the publication and widespread dissemination of recent peace accords
has enormous merit.
can access and download a selection of peace agreements by using the
map above to select your area of interest.
of Recent Peace Agreements and Cease-fires.
to James Rae, USIP Research Assistant to Professor John Darby,
for initial research into this area. Special thanks also to Fernand
de Varennes, the 1999/2000 Tip O'Neill Fellow at INCORE, who provided
the text for such a wide range of agreements.