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.
This volume is exceptional for the clarity with which the case studies are informed by theory (and vice versa). An empirical investigation into the causes of peace, Breaking the Ice breaks new ground. It is worth reading.- American Political Science Review
Tony Armstrong gives us a well researched and well written study of the process of bilateral rapprochement.- Middle East Policy