This journal covers several topics in 6 articles. ‘Structural violence and the struggle for state power in Rwanda: What Arusha got wrong’ addresses the failings of the Arusha peace and power sharing process and makes three core arguments. ‘Building trust and playing hardball: Contrasting negotiating styles in South Africa's transition to democracy’ examines two contrasting and complementary negotiation styles employed by the African National Congress (ANC) during the negotiation process that ended apartheid in South Africa. ‘Peacekeeping operations and adjustment of soldiers in Sudan: Peace in the minds and hearts of soldiers?’ discusses the circumstances in Sudan which contribute to the adjustment challenges of members. ‘Longing for home: Pre-genocide and post-genocide refugees in Rwanda’ considers the experiences of Rwandan refugees in terms of their relationship to their home country. 'A humanistic approach to divorce and family mediation in the South African context: A comparative study of Western-style mediation and African humanistic mediation’ explores the principles and processes of Western-style divorce and family mediation, as well as the principles and processes of African humanistic mediation, as they are applied in South Africa. In the study ‘Citation patterns in Peace and Conflict Studies: A case study of the African Journal on Conflict Resolution’ citation analysis was used to investigate the growth pattern and trends in peace and conflict studies as a subject discipline.