Intra-state conflict resolution nowadays is no longer an exclusive affair among states, but rather played by multiple actors from manifold levels, and influenced by several international agenda. At times, several frames come into play and tension happens. This dialectical relationship is present in peace-making and brings dilemma to the principal actors. However, the collision of interests and worldviews could also bring creativity and innovation, such as the creation of the International Contact Group in Mindanao peace negotiation which brought inclusivity and transparency to the process. The International Contact Group shows the flattening of international peace-making mechanism, away from the traditional state-centered, pyramid-like relationship of international mediation and third party facilitation.