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Yemeni National Dialogues—Lessons Learned

Yemeni National Dialogues—Lessons Learned

In Yemen, absence of trust has been a serious impediment to the success of national dialogue processes in the past; therefore, any future process must include a “slow start” to establish basic levels of trust among involved parties.

Partisan Commemoration as a Resource for Peacebuilding

Partisan Commemoration as a Resource for Peacebuilding

While partisan commemoration can certainly “harden boundaries” between hostile groups, its potent symbolic resources can also be adapted to maintain community cohesion, legitimize shifts to peaceful politics by providing ideological continuity, and signal a newfound openness to previous adversaries, all in the service of peace.

Is Transitional Justice Helpful or Harmful to Peacebuilding? A Case Study of Kenya

Is Transitional Justice Helpful or Harmful to Peacebuilding? A Case Study of Kenya

Lack of local ownership and elite interference in the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) and International Criminal Court (ICC) transitional justice initiatives constrained the peacebuilding agenda because victims of electoral violence were not able to achieve justice, a critical element of reconciliation.

Special Issue: Peacebuilders

Special Issue: Peacebuilders

This special issue—the final issue of Volume 4—focuses on peacebuilders: Who are they? How do they work? What are their unique needs and capacities? What challenges do they face?