Struggle for Peace:
The 25 year journey of the ABSDF
A historical examination of the ABSDF and their experience of armed struggle in Myanmar. This publication follows the journey of the group from protesting students, to armed revolutionaries to their involvement in the ongoing peace process in the country.
Listening to Voices:
Myanmar Foot Soldiers
Analysing the peace process in Myanmar from the perspective of foot soldiers from some of the country’s non-state armed groups, this publication elevates the needs and concerns of this critical stakeholder in moving towards a democratic Myanmar.
The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies’
Annual Report 2013
This report provides a comprehensive overview of CPCS’ programs and activities for the year of 2013.
Working inside the triangles: engaging with locally led peace initiatives in Myanmar
Analysing the state of the current peace process in Myanmar, this paper looks at the role of different actors in the process, the dynamics between them, coming up with specific recommendations on strategies for engagement by international actors.
Peace work of this kind is a matter for heroes. By hero, I mean one who has come far on the path of breaking free from confusion. Heroes are capable of separating themselves out of the work they do. They do not mistake recognition for self worth or criticism for hostility or competition – nor their insights for political or social power, their contribution to transformation with saving the world, their feelings of guilt for motivation. They do not confuse empathy with disenfranchisement of others, and they are able to laugh about themselves, to cry with others and to say ‘no’ when it is necessary, although unpopular. –Dietrich, W. (2013). Elicitive Conflict Transformation and the Transrational Shift in Peace Politics. (W. Sützl, & V. Hindley, Trans.) New York: Palgrave Macmillian. Pg 13