Conflict Resolution in Aceh in Light of Track One and a Half Diplomacy

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Resource Type
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Creator
  • Heiling, Robert M. (University of Vienna, Austria)
Collective Title
  • ASEAS – Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies
    1(2)
Publication Date
2008
Publication Place
Vienna
Contributor
  • SEAS – Gesellschaft für Südostasienwissenschaften / Society for South-East Asian Studies (Editor)
Language
English
Free Keywords
Conflict Resolution; Mediation; Track 1.5; Aceh; Indonesia
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper analyzes the role of mediators in the resolution of the Aceh conflict within the framework of a three-step process. Two separate mediation efforts, one conducted by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue from 1999 until 2003 and a second one led by Martti Ahtisaari and his Crisis Management Initiative in 2004/2005, attempted to solve the Aceh conflict. The author shows that beside contextual factors such as ripeness of the conflict and advantageous relations between and characteristics of the conflict parties, the success of Ahtisaari’s engagement can be further explained by procedural factors. These include mediator behaviour and mediation strategies. Furthermore the mediator’s ability to use contacts with official track one actors was crucial in securing the signing as well as the implementation of the present peace agreement.
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  • Is part of
    ISSN: 1999-253X (Online) (Text)
  • Is part of
    ISSN: 1999-2521 (Print) (Text)
  • Is identical to
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14764/10.ASEAS-1.2-12 (Text)

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