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EWC: Initiating a Peace Process in Papua

Author: Timo Kivimäki


Drawing on the Aceh peace process that resulted in the Helsinki agreement, this study from the East West Center investigates the possibility of a peace process to resolve the conflict over the political status of Papua vis-à-vis Indonesia. After presenting essential features of the Papua conflict, the study discusses the key actors, explores who should be brought into the peace process, what are the issues of contention, and how they may be packaged for dialogue. It also explores the possible roles of the international community.

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