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Accord Publication Launch: Issue 27 – Progressive peace in Afghanistan

01 June 2018, 16:45
RUSI Whitehall
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Progressive Peace in Afghanistan outlines a radical new approach to move beyond the peace rhetoric in Afghanistan through an incremental process that pursues two objectives: 1) short-term – to achieve a reduction in violence; and 2) long-term – to achieve a more broadly inclusive social contract representative of all Afghans.

Contributions to Accord offer a unique compilation of experiences and insights by Afghan and international men and women from academia, the military, government, armed opposition and civil society. More than 25 articles explore lessons and possibilities for future peaceful transition through peace initiatives and institutional reform.

The publication’s editors and authors will present key findings at the launch, followed by a participatory discussion. Print copies of the publication will be available at the event. Digital copies can be downloaded free from Conciliation Resources website from 1 June –

The event agenda is included below. The Accord publication is an output of the Political Settlements Research Programme –


1645 - 1700 Registration
1700 - 1745 Panel presentation


  • Anna Larson, Accord editor, School of Oriental and African Studies
  • Michael Semple, Accord adviser, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Heela Najibullah, Accord author, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Scott Worden, Accord author, United States Institute for Peace
  • Sippi Azerbaijani Moghaddam, Accord author, University of St Andrews
  • Alexander Ramsbotham, Accord editor, Conciliation Resources


  • Kate Clark, Afghanistan Analysts Network

1745 - 1830 Participatory discussion and Q&A
1830 - 1930 Drinks reception

About Conciliation Resources and Accord:

Conciliation Resources is an independent international organisation working with people in conflict to prevent violence, resolve conflicts and promote peaceful societies. Conciliation Resources’ Accord publication series informs and strengthens peace processes by documenting and analysing the practical lessons and innovations of peacebuilding.

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