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Grasping the Nettle Analyzing Cases of Intractable Conflict

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ISBN-10: 1929223609

ISBN-13: 9781929223602

Edition: 2005

Authors: Pamela Aall, Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson

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Among the unwelcome legacies of the past century are a group of conflicts, both intrastate and interstate, that seem destined never to end. From Kashmir to Nagorno-Karabakh, Colombia to Sudan, the Korean Peninsula to the Middle East, these deeply entrenched, intermittently violent conflicts have so far resisted all outside efforts to resolve them.What lessons???aside from the apparent futility of mediation???can such dismal situations possibly offer? As the distinguished contributors to "Grasping the Nettle" make plain, this is not a rhetorical question. Unyielding conflicts offer numerous insights???not only about the sources of intractability but also about such facets of mediation and…    
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: United States Institute of Peace Press (USIP Press)
Publication date: 2/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Pamela R. Aall is the Provost for the Institute's Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding . She directs the education program, which focuses on strengthening teaching, learning, and research on conflict prevention, management, and resolution. Before joining the Institute in 1993, she was a consultant to the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and to the Institute of International Education. She held a number of positions at the Rockefeller Foundation. She has also worked for the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam and Brussels), the International Council for Educational Development (New York), and the New York Botanical Garden. She holds a B.A.…    

Chester A. Crocker is the James R. Schlesinger Professor of Strategic Studies at Georgetown University and a distinguished fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innnovation (CIGI). His teaching and research focus on conflict management and regional security issues. He served as chairman of the board of the United States Institute of Peace (1992-2004) and as a board member for many years thereafter. From 1981-1989, he was U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs. As such, he was the principal diplomatic architect and mediator in the prolonged negotiations among Angola, Cuba, and South Africa that led to Namibia's transition to independence, and to the withdrawal of…    

Fen Osler Hampson is Chancellor's Professor and Director of The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.

The intractable conflicts experts group
Introduction : mapping the nettle field
Understanding intractability
Comparative studies of long wars
Analyzing intractability
Nature, dynamics, and phases of intractability
Mediation in the most resistant cases
Negotiating intractable conflicts : the contributions of unofficial intermediaries
Cases of intractable conflict
Can Sudan escape its intractability?
Intractability and third-party mediation in the Balkans
Angola : the end of an intractable conflict
Third parties and intractable conflicts : the case of Colombia
The uses of deadlock : intractability in Eurasia
Kashmir : fifty years of running in place
"Intractable" confrontation on the Korean peninsula : a contribution to regional stability?
Intractability and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Beyond resolution? : the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
When endless conflicts end
Conclusion : from intractable to tractable - the outlook and implications for third parties