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Untying the gordian knot. How can ICT help strengthen peace processes?. This study focuses on the use of new information and communications technology (ICT) to augment traditional conflict transformation techniques. It argues that much of the literature on ICT fails to treat it as one factor among many that shape inter-state and intra-state relations in developing countries. The author seeks to address this by critically exploring the underlying assumptions of the creative use of ICT in peacebuilding interventions, drawing on a case study of Info Share, an ICT initiative involved in the peace process in Sri Lanka. The study identifies conflict transformation as a necessary bedrock of successful ICT interventions, and discusses key challenges and limitations of such interventions.