Peace: Is there an ideal way to deal with the aftermath of conflict? The Agenda in full
Conflicts continue around the world and as countries look to resolve differences in their aftermath, is there a best way to do this?
There are currently more than 30 armed conflicts continuing across the planet. Some grab global headlines, like Syria and Yemen, while others are smaller skirmishes like those in Paraguay and Mozambique.
Even as the fighting continues, the hope is always that they will end in peace and reconciliation between the warring factions. But how exactly is that to be done?
The Agenda with Stephen Cole talks toJohn Alderdice, former leader of Northern Ireland's Alliance party, about his role in the Good Friday agreement which brought peace to the region after decades of sectarian division.
Also on the program is peace campaigner Candice Mama, who insists forgiveness is the only possible path to true reconciliation.
In addition, Peace Direct CEO Dylan Matthews and Sydney University's associate professor of peace and conflict studies Jake Lynch explain how we plan for peace, and examine whether there can ever be a one-size-fits-all approach to global reconciliation.