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The programme monitors current armed conflicts and non-armed conflicts that have yet to be resolved, in order to analyse exploratory talks or formal peace negotiations, and perform a comparative analysis of the components of all these processes. This monitoring is the basis for the chapters on peace processes in the publications Barómetro (quarterly) and Alerta! (yearly), and for the production of the Peace Processes Yearbook.

The Programme also seeks to highlight some contexts and some occasions where a specific contribution seems to be fit. This emphasis is embodied in the Colombia Programme.

Peace diplomacies: Negotiating in armed conflicts
Monday, 23 November 2015
Although some of today's armed conflicts seem unsolvable, the fact is that in the last three decades, four out of five of the armed conflicts have concluded with a peace agreement at a negotiating table, and not with the military victory of one of the parties. Almost half of today's conflicts, however, are still active, and pose a serious challenge to... Read more...

Quaderns de Construcció de pau
Peace talks in Turkey and the gender dimension.
Ana Villellas Ariño
Monday, June 29 2015
This report analyzes the windows of opportunity and obstacles in the peace talks between Turkey and the PKK from a gender perspective. In recent years, Kurdish women have raised numerous demands and in2015 they achieved formal participation in the process. (In Catalan)

The design and architecture of peace processes: lessons learned in the wake of crises
Monday, 27 April 2015
Of all the armed conflicts that have come to a peaceful end since the mid-1980s, 75% have done so via a negotiated settlement. Nowadays, some 80% of all negotiations seek the facilitation of third parties in order to reach an agreement. By looking at all of these negotiations, particularly those since the mid- 2000s, the author is able to determine the most favourable conditions for commencing exploratory discussions, and the elements that need to be present during the “formal negotiations” stage, analysing in particular the numerous lessons learned with regard to issues that can precipitate a negotiation crisis. Recommendations are made on how to overcome these critical situations, which often require a complete redesign of the negotiation model in terms of both methodology and participants. Reference is made to numerous cases in which it has been possible to act in a preventative manner.
Türk versiyonu.

Yearbook on Peace Processes 2016
Monday, 07 March 2016
This edition of the Yearbook on Peace Processes analyses conflicts in which negotiations are being held to reach a peace agreement, regardless of whether these negotiations are formalised, are in the exploratory phase, are faring well or, to the contrary, are stalled or in the midst of crisis. It also analyses some cases in which negotiations or explorations are partial; that is, they do not include all the armed groups present in the country . The majority of the negotiations refer to armed... Read more...









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