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The costs of conversation : obstacles to peace talks in wartime, Oriana Skylar Mastro

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The costs of conversation : obstacles to peace talks in wartime
Title
The costs of conversation
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obstacles to peace talks in wartime
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Oriana Skylar Mastro
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eng
Summary
After a war breaks out, what factors influence the warring parties' decisions about whether to talk to their enemy, and when may their position on wartime diplomacy change? How do we get from only fighting to also talking? In The Costs of Conversation, Oriana Skylar Mastro argues that states are primarily concerned with the strategic costs of conversation, and these costs need to be low before combatants are willing to engage in direct talks with their enemy. Specifically, Mastro writes, leaders look to two factors when determining the probable strategic costs of demonstrating a willingness to talk: the likelihood the enemy will interpret openness to diplomacy as a sign of weakness, and how the enemy may change its strategy in response to such an interpretation. Only if a state thinks it has demonstrated adequate strength and resiliency to avoid the inference of weakness, and believes that its enemy has limited capacity to escalate or intensify the war, will it be open to talking with the enemy. Through four primary case studies North Vietnamese diplomatic decisions during the Vietnam War, those of China in the Korean War and Sino-Indian War, and Indian diplomatic decision making in the latter conflict. The Costs of Conversation demonstrates that the costly conversations thesis best explains the timing and nature of countries' approach to wartime talks, and therefore when peace talks begin. As a result, Mastro's findings have significant theoretical and practical implications for war duration and termination, as well as for military strategy, diplomacy, and mediation.--
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Mastro, Oriana Skylar
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non fiction
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Cornell studies in security affairs
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  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Sino-Indian Border Dispute, 1957-
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • War
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The costs of conversation : obstacles to peace talks in wartime, Oriana Skylar Mastro
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction : diplomacy and war -- A framework for explaining wartime diplomatic postures -- Chinese diplomatic posture in the Korean War -- Chinese diplomatic posture in the Sino-Indian War -- Indian diplomatic posture in the Sino-Indian War -- North Vietnamese diplomatic posture in the Vietnam War -- Diplomacy and war : conclusions, implications, and recommendations
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on1029100086
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24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 197 pages
Isbn
9781501732201
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1029100086
Label
The costs of conversation : obstacles to peace talks in wartime, Oriana Skylar Mastro
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : diplomacy and war -- A framework for explaining wartime diplomatic postures -- Chinese diplomatic posture in the Korean War -- Chinese diplomatic posture in the Sino-Indian War -- Indian diplomatic posture in the Sino-Indian War -- North Vietnamese diplomatic posture in the Vietnam War -- Diplomacy and war : conclusions, implications, and recommendations
Control code
on1029100086
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 197 pages
Isbn
9781501732201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029100086

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