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Negotiating Peace: War Termination as a Bargaining Process
By Paul R. Pillar
Princeton University Press, 1983, 282 pp.
Most modern wars have ended not in the surrender of one side but through a bargaining process establishing the terms of armistice or peace. The process has been studied, but never so fully as in this book, which draws on many wars from 1812 on and takes most of its illustrations from the recent conflicts in Korea, Algeria and Vietnam. No war is precisely like another, but the parallels and similarities in the patterns of interaction between military and diplomatic moves are striking. Clear reasoning and clear writing, except for the flights into graphs and mathematical formulas.
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