Wheeler-Dealers, Legal Eagles, Bullies, and Preachers
April 2010

Informed by discussions and interviews with more than fifty seasoned foreign and American negotiators, this landmark study offers a rich and detailed portrait of the negotiating practices of American officials. Including contributions by eleven international experts, i assesses the multiple influences—cultural, institutional, historical, and political—that shape how American policymakers and diplomats approach negotiations with foreign counterparts and highlights behavioral patterns that transcend the actions of individual negotiators and administrations.

An Insider’s Account of the Peace Process
August 1998

A behind-the-scenes account of the negotiation and implementation of the 1994 Lusaka Protocol.

Statecraft and Diplomacy
June 1997

In this comprehensive treatment, distinguished diplomat Chas Freeman describes the fundamental principles of the art of statecraft and the craft of diplomacy.

Rapprochement Between East and West Germany, the United States and China, and Israel and Egypt
July 1993

Taking an in-depth look at cases of the two Germanys, the United States and China, and Israel and Egypt, Armstrong examines why initiatives by Brandt, Nixon/Carter and Mao, and Sadat and Begin succeeded where previous attempts at rapprochement had failed.

Theory and Practice in Foreign Policy
June 1993

Bridging the gap that separates the two cultures of academia and policymaking is the central purpose of this pathbreaking study.

Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies
February 1998
A UN Special Envoy Reflects on Preventive Diplomacy
April 2000
Pursuing Interests Through ‘Old Friends’
July 1999
Building Peace in a Time of War
July 2009

Bringing together the experiences and insights of more than thirty experienced and emerging authors, human rights activists, and peace practitioners from Colombia and abroad, Colombia: Building Peace in a Time of War documents and analyzes the vast array of peace initiatives that have emerged in Colombia in recent years.

Simulating a Diplomatic Negotiation Between Israel and Syria
October 1992
The Growth of UN Decision Making on Conflict and Postconflict Issues after the Cold War
December 2006

Examines the UN Security Council’s new, expansive exercise of legal authority in the post-Cold War period and its devising of bold and innovative methods—coercive and noncoercive—to stop nascent wars and “threats to the peace,” including international terrorism.

November 1998

After years of relative neglect, culture is finally receiving due recognition as a key factor in the evolution and resolution of conflicts. Unfortunately, however, when theorists and practitioners of conflict resolution speak of “culture,” they often understand and use it in a bewildering and unhelpful variety of ways. With sophistication and lucidity, Culture and Conflict Resolution exposes these shortcomings and proposes an alternative conception in which culture is seen as dynamic and derivative of individual experience. The book explores divergent theories of social conflict and differing strategies that shape the conduct of diplomacy, and examines the role that culture has (and has not) played in conflict resolution.

The Multilevel Peace Process and the Dartmouth Conference
April 2002
The Role of Mediation and Good Offices
November 1994
Trade-Offs, Timing, and Diplomacy
June 2011

Engaging Extremists concerns negotiation with political terrorist organizations, separating terrorist groups that can be engaged from those that, for the moment, cannot.

The Military Role in Postconflict Reconstruction
March 2005

In this timely work, Colonel Garland Williams analyzes the postconflict reconstruction gap in three case studies—Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan—and shows how military engineering brigades accompanying peacekeeping contingents can be put to use immediately after the conflict ends to restore vital infrastructure and social institutions.

The New Logic of Peace in U.S.-Russian Relations
March 1998

Can Russia and the United States really move beyond their bitter Cold War rivalry to a genuinely cooperative relationship?

USIP's Work in Conflict Zones
October 2012

This volume presents seven case studies of the United States Institute of Peace’s facilitated dialogue efforts in Iraq, Kosovo, Israel/Palestine, Colombia, Nigeria, and Nepal. Covering a variety of conflict situations and peacemaking efforts—from the tribal reconciliation in Mahmoudiya, Iraq, to a justice and security dialogue in Nepal—the cases tell stories of peacebuilding successes, efforts in progress, limitations on what can be achieved, and lessons learned.

Nigeria as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World
April 2008
Coercive Diplomacy as an Alternative to War
February 1992
Dealing with La Grande Nation
December 2003
Mediators' Entry into the Settlement of African Conflicts
September 2006

This collaboration of renowned scholars and a practitioner in conflict management and African politics seeks to draw wide-ranging and timely conclusions on the early stages of mediation from six case studies: Burundi, Rwanda, the Congo, Sudan, and West Africa and the border conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Post-Agreement Negotiation and International Regimes
June 2003
Analyzing Cases of Intractable Conflict
February 2005

Analyzes the defining characteristics and underlying dynamics of intractable conflicts.

Famine, Politics, and Foreign Policy
November 2001
Multiparty Mediation in a Complex World
November 1999
Logical Goals, Practical Solutions
December 2002
A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Oslo Peace Process
March 2005

Refreshing and revealing in equal measure, this innovative volume conducts a critical/self--critical exploration of the impact of culture on the ill-fated Oslo peace process.

Riding the Roller Coaster
April 2011

How Pakistan Negotiates with the United States analyzes the themes, techniques, and styles that have characterized Pakistani negotiations with American civilian and military officials since Pakistan’s independence.

Exploring the Links between Rights, Law, and Peacebuilding
December 2006
Conflict and Cooperation in International River Basins
August 1999
Is Past Still Prologue?
May 2006

This book provides a historical and current review of the trends of six key India-Pakistan negotiations, largely over shared resources and political boundaries.

October 2011

International Mediation in Venezuela analyzes the effort of the Carter Center and the broader international community to prevent violent conflict, to reconcile a deeply divided society, and to preserve democratic processes. From their perspective as facilitators of the intervention and as representatives of the Carter Center, Jennifer McCoy and Francisco Diez present an insider account of mediation at the national and international level.

Iran as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World
October 2008

As the third book in the series from the Institute’s Muslim World Initiative on pivotal states in the Muslim world, this lucid and timely volume sheds much-needed light on Iran’s strikingly complex political system and foreign policy and its central role in the region.

1991–96 and Beyond
January 2000
The News Media's Influence on Peace Operations
May 1997
Conflict Management in a Divided World
January 2007

The definitive volume on the sources of contemporary conflict and the array of possible responses to it.

Foreign Intervention in Africa
December 1993
In an era of changing world power balances, what lessons can NATO draw from the Munich accords of 1938?
July 1990
The Alliance’s New Roles in International Security
January 1999

July 2014

NATO's Balancing Act evaluates the alliance’s performance of its three core tasks—collective defense, crisis management, and cooperative security—and reviews its members’ efforts to achieve the right balance among them. Yost considers NATO's role in the evolving global security environment and its implications for collective defense and crisis management in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Africa, Libya, and elsewhere.

International Communication in an Interdependent World
December 1997
American Leadership in the Middle East
April 2008

Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace sets forth a compelling, interests-based framework for American engagement in the peace process; provides a critical assessment of U.S. diplomacy since the end of the Cold War; and offers a set of ten core “lessons” to guide the efforts of future American negotiators.

North Korean Negotiating Behavior
November 1999
Challenges for Post-Conflict Societies
June 2011

In Negotiating Peace and Confronting Corruption, Bertram Spector argues that the peace negotiation table is the best place to lay the groundwork for good governance.

Turkey as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World
December 2007

The first in a series of volumes that examine pivotal states in the Muslim world, this timely work explores how, after a long period of isolation, Turkey is becoming a major player in Middle Eastern politics once again.

Why Peace Settlements Succeed or Fail
April 1996
The Novikov, Kennan, and Roberts 'Long Telegrams' of 1946
December 1993
Macedonia and the UN Experience in Preventive Diplomacy
July 2003
The U.S. Role in South Africa's Transition to Democracy
May 2002
Addressing Claims for Property Compensation and Restitution
April 2006

After sketching the historical background and reviewing conflicting estimates of the amount of property involved, the volume investigates U.S. and UN settlement proposals developed—behind closed doors—in the 1950s and ‘60s, and explains how the peace process from Camp David I to Camp David II and beyond has actually hindered a settlement of property claims.

Methods and Techniques (Revised Edition)
November 2007

This updated and expanded edition of the highly popular volume originally published in 1997 describes the tools and skills of peacemaking that are currently available and critically assesses their usefulness and limitations.

A Strategy for Preventive Diplomacy
April 1996
Continuity and Transition
April 1998
The Missed Opportunities
October 1994
Reflections on Peacemaking and Peacekeeping
June 1995
Toward a Euroatlantic Security Community
November 2001
Mediation in the Hardest Cases
August 2004
The Challenges of Managing International Conflict
September 2001
America's Search for a Postconflict Stability Force
January 2004

A penetrating study of U.S. policy on peace operations, Perito examines the challenges of establishing sustainable security in postconflict environments in places like the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

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