From War Termination to Sustainable Peacebuilding: What Kind of Peace is Possible?
This project explored the difficulties and possibilities for long-term sustainable peace-building in six conflict-prone societies, two-thirds of which returned to violence after a period of peace.
The NSI work compared two cases, Guatemala and Mozambique, in which relative success could be observed over the long term; with four cases, Afghanistan, Haiti, Palestine and Sri Lanka, where renewed violence raised serious questions about the quality of peace being built.
The variables examined and compared included:
- economic policy
- democratic governance
- the linkages between disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former combatants, and
- sustainable peace-building
The work was a collaborative research and policy engagement effort. Collected results may be found in: