They say that a major disaster can bring warring parties to peace. This form of political warming was evidenced after the Izmit earthquake of 1999 when Turkish and Greek relations improved. Currently in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, it is hoped that a similar trend can proceed for the northern Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka and the North-Sumatran Free Aceh Rebel Movement on Indonesia.
von Hoesslin, Karsten
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