Laurie Nathan, Mediation Program director and professor of the practice of mediation at the Kroc Institute, has co-authored an article on ceasefires in International Peacekeeping.
The article, "Ceasefire Success: A Conceptual Framework," was co-authored with Govinda Clayton and Claudia Wiehler. It develops a conceptual framework for understanding "ceasefire success" by distinguishing between the immediate objective of a ceasefire (i.e. the permanent or temporary cessation of hostilities) and the underlying political or humanitarian purpose of the ceasefire. The framework shows that a ceasefire can succeed in achieving its purpose even if it fails to achieve a cessation of hostilities.