This second edition of the Peace Process Yearbook analyses the conflicts in which negotiations are being held to reach a peace agreement, regardless of whether these negotiations are formalised, are in the exploratory phases, are bearing fruit or, to the contrary, are stalled or enmeshed in crisis. The majority of the negotiations are linked to armed conflicts, but other situations are also analysed in which despite the fact that there are currently no armed clashes taking place, the parties have yet to reach a permanent agreement to put an end to the hostilities and disputes still pending. Thus, the negotiations are relevant for preventing the beginning or resurgence of new armed confrontations.
The yearbook also examines certain process that have theoretically come to a close through a peace agreement, but that in our opinion are worth monitoring for at least another year with the purpose of revealing whether or not implementation of the agreements takes place as planned and whether the armed conflict can truly be regarded as over (the cases of the Aceh in Indonesia or Northern Island, for example), as there is a plethora of examples of peace agreements that have lasted a short time.
Peace Process Yearbook 2007 (pdf)