In this concluding chapter we address three major questions and seek answers to them based on the previous discussions in this paper. The questions are:
How did the different actors sustain and protect their own interests during the war and what sort of alliances, if any, were formed and for what reason?
Why did the conflict move towards a ceasefire and peace talks in 2002?
What are the political economy considerations for peace and reconstruction?
All three issues involve a complex of factors. However, in this analysis we shall largely limit ourselves to political economy factors as defined in Chapter...