Asia Europe Journal

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 69–79 | Cite as

Prospects of peace negotiation in Papua

  • Timo KivimäkiEmail author
Original Paper


The Papuan conflict resembles the conflict in Aceh. Also some of the models of conflict resolution can undoubtedly be imported for Papua from Aceh. However, the existence of large migrant groups, the lack of a coherent organization of the rebel side, and the more extreme nature of economic grievances in Papua than in Aceh, give the conflict problem in Papua its own characteristics. This article speculates about how much Papua could learn from its own past and how much lessons it could emulate from other areas to establish its own mechanisms of peace negotiation.


Negotiation Process Peace Process National Liberation Peace Negotiation Indonesian Government 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NIAS—Nordic Institute of Asian StudiesCopenhagenDenmark

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