STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

The Indian Experience of Conflict Resolution in Mizoram

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  • July 2009
    Volume: 
    33
    Issue: 
    4
    Articles

    The case of Mizoram in India provides informative lessons for conflict resolution. Factors such as addressing the root causes of the conflict, de-escalation in violence, empathizing with the conflicting actor, surrender policy for insurgents, indigenous mediators, absence of peace-spoilers, strengthening of local institutions, formation of a pan-Mizo identity and limited 'use of force' policy all played a role in establishing peace in Mizoram. This article posits that the Mizo peace process can act as a guide, if not model, for peaceful resolution of ongoing conflicts in India and the world.

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