Oriana Skylar Mastro’s <em>The Costs of Conversation: Obstacles to Peace Talks in Wartime</em>

Oriana Skylar Mastro's The Costs of Conversation: Obstacles to Peace Talks in Wartime

by Dan Reiter, Prashanth Parameswaran, Patricia M. Kim, John H. Gill, Carlyle A. Thayer, and Oriana Skylar Mastro
July 30, 2019

After a war breaks out, what factors influence the warring parties’ decisions about whether and when to talk to their enemy? Dan Reiter, Prashanth Parameswaran, Patricia M. Kim, John H. Gill, Carlyle A. Thayer, and Oriana Skylar Mastro discuss Mastro’s theory of why and when warring states become willing to enter peace negotiations and consider the case studies on China, India, and North Vietnam presented in her book The Costs of Conversation: Obstacles to Peace Talks in Wartime.

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Why Negotiating Matters

Dan Reiter

The Dynamics of Conflict and Diplomacy in Asia

Prashanth Parameswaran

The Challenges of Getting Adversaries to the Negotiating Table

Patricia M. Kim

Costly Conversations in South Asia: 1962 and Beyond

John H. Gill

North Vietnamese Diplomatic Posture during the Vietnam War

Carlyle A. Thayer

Author’s Response: The Theoretical and Practical Importance of Understanding Wartime Diplomacy

Oriana Skylar Mastro


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