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Local Insecurity in Post-Peace Accord Colombia

Local Insecurity in Post-Peace Accord Colombia

Differing perceptions of security between local communities and state security actors have important implications for local peacebuilding—namely, for how international, national, and local state and non-state actors can support peacebuilding in contexts with on-going violence by using the “‘local’ [as] a point of departure” for designing security and peacebuilding strategies.

Beyond Armed Conflict: Exploring Broader Understandings of Reconciliation in Colombia

Beyond Armed Conflict: Exploring Broader Understandings of Reconciliation in Colombia

There are fairly evenly split views on the possibility of reconciliation with former combatants, as well as varied opinions (sometimes along gender, income, education level, and/or regional lines) on which activities would foster reconciliation and how willing respondents would be to come into close contact with former combatants.

Volume 4, Issue 4

Volume 4, Issue 4

Nearly all nonviolent resistance movements face a common challenge—the temptation to turn to violence, whether among those within the movement or on the part of the government whose policies or behaviors may be the target of the resistance movement.

Media Leverage and the Colombian Peace Agreement

Media Leverage and the Colombian Peace Agreement

In Colombia, UN political chief urges parties to ‘stay the course’ set out in peace accord. Credibility leverage is most effective at generating durable and longer lasting peace after the agreement.

Civil Resistance Amid Civil War

Civil Resistance Amid Civil War

Civil resistance— in particular, the creation of peace territories— can be used to resist not only authoritarian regimes but also violence itself.