Towards Better Peace Processes: A Comparative Study Of Attempts To Broker Peace With Mnlf And Gam
Harish, S. P.
Date of Issue2005
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
States increasingly find themselves in a situation where they are unable to suppress an internal insurgency entirely without initiating a peace process with the rebel organisation. This is especially true for countries like Indonesia and Philippines who have been battling domestic conflicts for many decades. This paper compares attempts made to attain peace between the Government of Philippines (GRP) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) as well as between the Government of Indonesia (GOI) and Gerakan Aceh Merdeka (GAM). In doing so, it endeavors to identify elements that could improve peace processes. The findings of this paper will address the strengths and limitations of a mediator in a peace process, the role of reintegration of armed rebels into mainstream society, how peace zones can be made more effective as well as the function of human rights and symbols in a peace process.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Working Papers, 077-05
Nanyang Technological University