Despite initial tensions, two former child soldiers who fought for opposite sides in the Maluku conflict developed a friendship. Dhania Sarahtika’s article discusses the important role that deradicalization programs played in bringing these two young men together to build a peaceful friendship. Effective deradicalization programs should include two important features: mentorship and community reintegration efforts. These elements are critical in successful deradicalization of former child soldiers. Read the full article here.