Kristine Höglund and Isak Svensson on “What happens when peace processes fail, and when they succeed?”
“As they make their decisions, the lawmakers of the Philippines could take note of the lessons from peace processes that have succeeded as well as those that have failed. The main lesson is that the costs of failed peace processes are inescapably and significantly higher than those required to make existing agreements work. Here, the Philippines can learn from its own recent history. The perceived failure of the 1996 peace agreement between the Government and the Moro National Liberation Front partly drove the MILF insurgency. It was nearly two decades before a new agreement could be reached.”
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