Newton Emerson: Getting precious over the carrot and stick approach to paramilitaries

Former senior aide to David Trimble, David Campbell, Tony Blair's former Chief of Staff Jonathan Powell and Richard Monteith at the launch of the new Loyalist Communities Council in 2015. Picture Mal McCann.
The peace process is built around the dilemma of official engagement with proscribed organisations. This continues to the present day: the executive's strategy on paramilitarism, reaffirmed by all par[...]

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