This book examines the role of the United States of America in the Northern Ireland conflict and peace process.
Author: Andrew Sanders
This book examines the role of the United States of America in the Northern Ireland conflict and peace process. It begins by looking at how US figures engaged with Northern Ireland, as well as the wider issue of Irish partition, in the years before the outbreak of what became known as the 'Troubles'. From there, it considers early interventions on the part of Congressional figures such as Senator Edward Kennedy and the Congressional hearings on Northern Ireland that took place in the aftermath of Bloody Sunday, 1972. The author then analyses the causes and consequences of the State Department decision to ban the sale of weapons to the Royal Ulster Constabulary, before considering the development of the US role in Northern Ireland through the Reagan administration and the onset of US financial support for conflict resolution in the form of the International Fund for Ireland. The study concludes by assessing the dynamics behind the role that President Clinton assumed following his election in 1992 and examining how Presidents Bush and Obama attempted to capitalize on the momentum of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.
Thus the emergence of the long peace of East Asia is historically specific, and cannot be generalized by studying objective, material conditions independent of common perceptions and common interpretations.
Author: Timo Kivimäki
Category: Political Science
The annual number of battle deaths from interstate and intra-state conflicts in East Asia has declined by 95% since 1979. During the past three decades, East Asia has been more peaceful than Europe, the Americas or any continent, in terms of battle deaths per capita. When generating theories on peace and war, studies almost never look at the experiences of East Asia. Yet the region by focusing on a commitment to development, is a social reality that is less paranoid, less militaristic and more cooperative. Since 1979 there has been a commonly accepted rule to keep domestic issues domestic so that external military interference, that often caused the majority of battle deaths, was not needed. Thus the emergence of the long peace of East Asia is historically specific, and cannot be generalized by studying objective, material conditions independent of common perceptions and common interpretations. This does not mean that the East Asian experience is not relevant for other regions in the world, but that generalizations should not be attempted to be drawn from the material conditions, but rather from the lived experience and socially constructed realities of East Asia. Since East Asia is a spectacular case of pacification, and since it has not contributed much to our theories of peace and conflict, The Long Peace of East Asia is an important book for studies on peace and war.
Quoted without attribution at the beginning of Paul Arthur , " The Anglo - Irish Peace Process : Obstacles to Peace , " in Robert Rothstein , After the Peace -
Resistance and Reconciliation ( Boulder , CO : Lynne Rienner , 1999 ) , 65 . 13.
In Syria and the Middle East Peace Process, Alasdair Drysdale and Raymond A. Hinnebusch, two noted Middle East scholars, present the first detailed examination of Syria's role in the long struggle for an Arab-Israeli peace.
Author: Alasdair Drysdale
Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
In Syria and the Middle East Peace Process, Alasdair Drysdale and Raymond A. Hinnebusch, two noted Middle East scholars, present the first detailed examination of Syria's role in the long struggle for an Arab-Israeli peace. They paint a surprising portrait of a county whose power is out of proportion to its size, economy, and resources. They explore the reasons behind this phenomeno most importantly, the Machiavellian brilliance of its leader, Hafez al-Asad. The authors address the origins of the Asad regime, Syrias strategy toward its Arab neighbors, its conflict with Israel, and the history of its relationships with the Soviet Union and the United States. The authors argue forcefully that Syrian involvement is vital in an effort to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict.
The Israeli delegation in the talks with Syria for the first time presented a paper
mentioning withdrawal from the Golan , on 22 October 1992 . Israel advocated a
separate settlement of the conflict with Syria , calling for a peace treaty that would
Author: Omar Massalha
Publisher: Al Saqi
On the 13 September 1993 Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin did the unthinkable: they shook hands in front of the world's media, thus taking the first step towards a settlement of the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This book, which covers the 1993 Washington meeting and includes the Arafat-Rabin letters of mutual recognition and the historic Declaration of Principles, also gives the necessary historical background to understand these startling developments. Massalha's detailed study examines the conflict from all angles: from the biblical history of the region, through the period of Jewish immigration and the British mandate, The Arab-Israeli wars and the various stages of the US-mediated 'peace process'. It also deals with the topics that will form the basis of future negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians -the status of Jerusalem, the Jewish settlements, water resources and a possible confederation with Jordan. This timely contribution by a uniquely well-qualified expert will prove useful in understanding future developments in the fast-evolving Middle East scene.
He no longer viewed it as the first step in a long - term process leading to a
comprehensive peace in the Middle East but seemed to value it chiefly for the
free hand it gave Israel to assert her military power against her other Arab
This book incorporates recent research that emphasizes the need for civil society and a grassroots approach to peacebuilding while taking into account a variety of perspectives, including neoconservatism and revolutionary analysis.
Author: Timothy J. White
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
From the early 1970s through the mid-1990s, Northern Ireland was the site of bitter conflict between those struggling for reunification with the rest of Ireland and those wanting the region to remain a part of the United Kingdom. After years of strenuous negotiations, nationalists and unionists came together in 1998 to sign the Good Friday Agreement. Northern Ireland's peace process has been deemed largely successful. Yet remarkably little has been done to assess in a comprehensive fashion what can be learned from it. Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process incorporates recent research that emphasizes the need for civil society and a grassroots approach to peacebuilding while taking into account a variety of perspectives, including neoconservatism and revolutionary analysis. The contributions, which include the reflections of those involved in the negotiation and implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, also provide policy prescriptions for modern conflicts. This collection of essays in Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process fills a void by articulating the lessons learned and how—or whether—the peace processes can be applied to other regional conflicts.
There is no question that the 2004 Somalia peace agreement is still fragile ,
particularly because of the long history of the conflict , and the interlocking geo -
political factors , which have direct implications for stability in Somalia and the
Horn of ...
The agreement between Israel and the United States was reached on December
10 , 1971 . ... It can be surmised that the State Department was already seized by
the idea of the " proximity talks " and that as long as these had not begun , it ...
Marianne Elliott has updated the book and commissioned new essays to ensure that this vital resource for students, scholars, politicians and the interested general reader continues to illuminate the peace process through the words of some ...
Author: Marianne Elliott
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
The ratification of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 was the culmination of a lengthy and contentious peace process that involved the efforts of a committed team of political actors. In 2001, Marianne Elliott brought together a collection of essays by many of these pivotal figures in The Long Road to Peace in Northern Ireland, an invaluable resource for students, scholars, and politicians. Now Elliott, one of the most prominent chroniclers of Irish history, presents a fully updated edition with new essays commissioned to explore the events of the past five years. A period that saw successes such as the decommissioning of the Provisional IRA but also a rise in drug trafficking and organized crime, as a generation of men who have done nothing other than serve as paramilitaries are now finding their skills most valued as criminals. With contributions from U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell, Sir David Goodall, Jan Egeland, Lord Owen, and Peter Mandelsohn, the second edition of The Long Road to Peace in Northern Ireland is an illuminating record of the ongoing peace process—and its consequences—told by the people directly involved in its evolution.
Guelke , and F . Stephen ( eds ) , A Farewell to Arms ? From ' long war ' to long peace in Northern Ireland ( Manchester : Manchester University Press , 2000 ) . ,
Mountain - Climbing Irish Style : The hidden challenges of the peace process ' , in
Author: Catherine O'Donnell
This book provides an examination of Fianna Fail's record on Northern Ireland since 1968. It outlines the party's response to the Troubles and its guiding principles in the search for the solution. Catherine O'Donnell argues that the relationship between Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein is central to understanding Fianna Fail's role in the peace process, which began with the Fianna Fail-Sinn Fein talks in 1988. She investigates the implications of the peace process and the Good Friday Agreement for Fianna Fail's ideology and policy on Northern Ireland and highlights the continued centrality of the relationship between Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein to the peace process and politics in the Republic of Ireland. As Sinn Fein make further electoral gains in the Republic of Ireland, this book will be essential reading for anyone wishing to understand how Republicanism is a contested electoral resource within southern politics.
The peace process , its terms and character , is itself the fullest authentication of
this decline . Instead of a population of 10 million , Israel is among the world's
biggest net exporters of population , about 20,000 people a year 30,000 in 1993.
It should never be disputed that Unionist agreement is not only desirable but vital
if we are to have lasting peace and stability in ... Sinn Féin believes that by
ending the constitutional guarantee and the ' veto ' , Britain can at long last break
Author: Thomas Hennessey
Category: Northern Ireland
This work traces the genesis, evolution and completion of the peace process in Northern Ireland, from 1920 to the present. The author also provides an account of events that led to the Good Friday peace accord.
Author: Inter-parliamentary Union. ConferencePublish On: 1986
He said that problems in the Middle East so complex that they could only be
solved through a long peace process in which all interested parties without
exception should participate in a constructive spirit . One of the reasons for which
that , I wish to clarify how I understand the term comprehensive as it relates to peace process . ... Let us consider several of these : Long and Short Term View In
terms of a peace process , comprehensive suggests we must have both a vision ...
It was a phase full of complications but this had also been expected because we
began a long peace process with a complicated and knotty struggle and with a
big legacy of bitterness and doubt which cannot be bypassed by signing the ...
peace replaced war , politics replaces terror on the island of Ireland ” ( Number
10 , 2005 , n.p. ) . ... Various republican organizations that had not participated in
the decade - long peace process continued to carry out violence in the name of a
Author: Tali K. Walters
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
Category: Political Science
Radicalization, Terrorism, and Conflict is a collection of scholarly works, authored by international researchers and leading thinkers, addressing contemporary, history-making issues in international security and terrorism from an interdisciplinary perspective. Contributors to this edited volume represent global perspectives, ideas, analysis, and research. It provides a jumping-off point for conversation and collaboration that can lead to new knowledge and broader understanding. As an interdisciplinary collection of manuscripts, this book integrates and synthesizes theory, research, and public policy analysis in an effort to solve the complex questions and problems presented by this topic.
Norway did not appear to be active in the growing discussion within the Bretton
Woods institutions about the relationship between the macro - economic
framework and the peace process , and coordination on these issues within the ...