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From the Prospect Archives – Northern Ireland’s peace process

By Brian Semple  

Is Northern Ireland's peace process in crisis again?

The recent spate of killings in Northern Ireland has thrown into question the stability of the peace process. It is an apt moment to revisit Jonathan Powell’s article in Prospect from May 2008, which offers an insight into the complex and painstaking negtiotations that led first to the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) in 1998, and then to the St. Andrews agreement of March 2007, the basis for the current power-sharing assembly.

As Powell…

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