Stock ID #160589 Peace in Aceh. A Personal Account of the Helsinki Peace Process. DAMIEN KINGSBURY.

Peace in Aceh.
A Personal Account of the Helsinki Peace Process.

Jakarta. Equinox. 2006. Stock ID #160589

xiii + 218pp, appendix, bibliography, index, sticker remnants lower cover lower left corner, a very good paperback copy otherwise.

Following nearly three decades of conflict and a series of failed ceasefire agreements, on 15 August 2005, the separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and the Government of Indonesia reached an historic peace agreement to end the fighting and to give Aceh a high degree of genuine autonomy. The catalyst for the talks that produced this agreement was the devastating tsunami of 26 December 2004, which left almost 170,000 dead or missing in Aceh and destroyed most of the populated low-lying areas. Despite opposition to the talks process, and to compromise, the outcome was increasingly seen both in Jakarta and in Aceh as a 'win-win' situation, and as a further significant step in Indonesia's continuing process of reform and democratisation. Peace in Aceh offers an insider's personal account of that peace process and is required reading for anyone wishing to understand this troubled province. Publisher's description.

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