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Futile Diplomacy : The United Nations, the Great Powers and Middle East Peacemaking 1948-1954 - Neil Caplan

Futile Diplomacy

The United Nations, the Great Powers and Middle East Peacemaking 1948-1954

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1997
ISBN: 9780714647562
Number Of Pages: 418

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These two volumes provide a careful and balanced behind-the-scenes account of the intricate diplomatic activity of the period between the first and second Arab-Israeli wars. Exploiting a range of available archive sources as well as extensive secondary sources, they provide an authoritative analysis of the positions and strategies which the principal parties and the would-be mediators adopted in the elusive search for a stable peace. The author examines the recurring deadlocks in terms of the motives and calculations of the various parties, and reveals how new incentives of pressures offered by outsiders proved incapable of reversing the serious deterioration of Arab-Israeli relations as the region headed for war at Suez.
The text of each volume comprises both analytical-historical chapters and a selection of primary documents from archival sources.

Historical and psychological context
war and mediation, 1948
Egypt and Israel at Rhodes
the Lausanne Conference - pre-negotiation
manoeuvring at Lausanne
Lausanne - the final stalemate
Geneva interlude
deterioration of the armistice
PCC Paris Conference, Autumn 1951
the Paris Conference and the demise of PCC mediation
the United Nations and direct negotiations, 1952-1953
the United Nations Conference that never was, 1953-54
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ISBN: 9780714647562
ISBN-10: 071464756X
Series: Futile Diplomacy : Book 3
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 418
Published: 31st March 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1