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Powerful opponents are always ready to undermine the agreement. Last September, donors gathered in Brussels and spoke of a “new era” for Somalia, and committed 1.8 billion euros to the country’s reconstruction—a massive amount, given Somalia’s terrible history.

There is always too much to do, and too much competing advice. There are the cynics, and there are the optimists—and the optimists often lose heart at the first real setback. Two months later, the governor of the central bank resigned, saying she had been pressured to agree to various corrupt deals.

In contrast, naming groups as terrorist with the intention of delegitimising them can radicalise such groups and curtail attempts to resolve conflicts non-violently.

Northern Ireland and Mindanao in the Philippines are two cases studies that highlight these issues.

Tuesday sees the Boundary Commissions for England and Wales publish their draft recommendations for the Parliamentary constituency boundaries for the next general election.

But as a taster, Norther Ireland’s commission published their draft recommendations a week earlier.

Thanks to the Coalition Government’s 2011 Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act, the total number of constituencies in the UK is being reduced from 650 to 600, and in Northern Ireland this results in a reduction from their current eighteen constituencies to seventeen.

What can be learned from other countries’ experiences?

What can be done to make sure this particular effort doesn’t go wrong?

This is essential in order to convert the components of the agreements into concrete political and social changes.

The negotiation process in Havana has achieved what multiple processes in the past five decades could not: it has brought a bitter armed conflict to the point of a peace deal. However, the process still has committed antagonists and faces many challenges.