Peace Talks

Peace Talks
Author: Jim Butcher
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 0399587071
ISBN 13: 9780399587078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peace Talks Book Review:

HARRY DRESDEN IS BACK AND READY FOR ACTION, in the new entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files. When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, joins the White Council's security team to make sure the talks stay civil. But can he succeed, when dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicago—and all he holds dear?

Peace Talks

Peace Talks
Author: Tim Finch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-04
ISBN 10: 1526611686
ISBN 13: 9781526611680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Battle Ground

Battle Ground
Author: Jim Butcher
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 0593199324
ISBN 13: 9780593199329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battle Ground Book Review:

THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET SERIOUS FOR HARRY DRESDEN, CHICAGO’S ONLY PROFESSIONAL WIZARD, in the next entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files. Harry has faced terrible odds before. He has a long history of fighting enemies above his weight class. The Red Court of vampires. The fallen angels of the Order of the Blackened Denarius. The Outsiders. But this time it’s different. A being more powerful and dangerous on an order of magnitude beyond what the world has seen in a millennium is coming. And she’s bringing an army. The Last Titan has declared war on the city of Chicago, and has come to subjugate humanity, obliterating any who stand in her way. Harry’s mission is simple but impossible: Save the city by killing a Titan. And the attempt will change Harry’s life, Chicago, and the mortal world forever.

The Costs of Conversation

The Costs of Conversation
Author: Oriana Skylar Mastro
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-03-15
ISBN 10: 1501732218
ISBN 13: 9781501732218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Costs of Conversation Book Review:

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.

Peace Talks

Peace Talks
Author: David Drum
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-05
ISBN 10: 9781734814804
ISBN 13: 1734814802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peace Talks Book Review:

Our country is seriously divided politically, and many of us feel this division personally. In Peace Talks, we explore seven factors contributing to our division, as well as providing a path forward so that each of us can learn to become a voice of peace. The book is especially designed for those with an affinity for Jesus, but is accessible to anyone.

Windows of Opportunity

Windows of Opportunity
Author: Miriam J. Anderson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2016-01-04
ISBN 10: 0190239530
ISBN 13: 9780190239534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Windows of Opportunity Book Review:

In 1915, women from over thirty countries met in The Hague to express opposition to the war and propose ways to end it. The delegates called for three things: for women to be present at all international peace conferences, a women's-only peace conference to be convened alongside any officialnegotiations, and the establishment of universal suffrage. While these demands went unmet at the time, contemporary women's groups continue to seek to participate in peace negotiations and to have language promoting gender equality inserted into all peace agreements. In fact, between 1989 and 2005,almost half of all peace processes led to agreements with references to women. Many of these clauses addressed compensation for wartime gender-based violence and guarantees for women's participation in the post-conflict transitional period. Others included electoral quotas and changes to inheritance legislation. Curiously, the language used is fairly consistent acrossagreements, and that is because it reflects international women's rights norms rather than more local norms. But why is it that, if a peace agreement's primary objective is to end conflict, some include potentially controversial provisions about gender that might delay or complicate reaching anagreement? Why do these provisions echo international norms when we might expect each agreement to reflect varying cultural norms? And which factors make it more likely that women's rights will appear in peace agreements? Windows of Opportunity answers these questions by looking at peacenegotiations in Burundi, Macedonia, and Northern Ireland. It looks at the key actors in negotiations, what prompts their mobilization, their objectives, their strategies, how they construct clauses for inclusion in peace agreements, how women's roles in the state are impacted in the wake of peaceagreements, and how these variables increase the likelihood of success for women's movements.

Negotiating Under Fire

Negotiating Under Fire
Author: Matthew Levitt
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2008-08-28
ISBN 10: 9780742565661
ISBN 13: 0742565661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Negotiating Under Fire Book Review:

The impact of severe security crises on peace negotiations represents one of the most significant facets of modern conflict resolution theory to remain under-researched. It also stands out as the factor most likely to derail inherently sensitive negotiations. Negotiating Under Fire explores how such crises between two nations impact diplomatic initiatives between those countries. How do the negotiators' willingness and ability to continue influence the outcome? Do the levels of legitimacy, trust, and confidence within and between the parties change in such strained negotiations? Through a detailed analysis of three critical moments in the Oslo peace process—the Baruch Goldstein Hebron massacre of 1994, the Nachshon Wachsman kidnapping and execution of 1994, and the nine-day string of suicide bus bombings carried out in Israel in March of 1996—the author concludes that insurgents or those hostile to peace talks can and do undermine negotiations.

Status of Middle East Peace Talks Regarding the West Bank and Gaza October 1979

Status of Middle East Peace Talks Regarding the West Bank and Gaza  October 1979
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 34
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCR:31210024742015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Brief Cases

Brief Cases
Author: Jim Butcher
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 0451492129
ISBN 13: 9780451492128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brief Cases Book Review:

An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City’s favorite wizard. The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue—and creatures of all supernatural stripes. And you’ll make their intimate acquaintance as Harry delves into the dark side of truth, justice, and the American way in this must-have short story collection. From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published “Zoo Day,” Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales. With twelve stories in all, Brief Cases offers both longtime fans and first-time readers tantalizing glimpses into Harry’s funny, gritty, and unforgettable realm, whetting their appetites for more to come from the wizard with a heart of gold. The collection includes: • “Curses,” from Naked City, edited by Ellen Datlow • “AAAA Wizardry,” from the Dresden Files RPG • “Even Hand,” from Dark and Stormy Knights, edited by P. N. Elrod • “B is for Bigfoot,” from Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron, edited by Jonathan Strahan. Republished in Working for Bigfoot. • “I was a Teenage Bigfoot,” from Blood Lite III: Aftertaste, edited by Kevin J. Anderson. Republished in Working for Bigfoot. • “Bigfoot on Campus,” from Hex Appeal, edited by P. N. Elrod. Republished in Working for Bigfoot. • “Bombshells,” from Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois • “Jury Duty,” from Unbound, edited by Shawn Speakman • “Cold Case,” from Shadowed Souls, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie Hughes • “Day One,” from Unfettered II, edited by Shawn Speakman • “A Fistful of Warlocks,” from Straight Outta Tombstone, edited by David Boop • “Zoo Day,” a brand-new novella, original to this collection

Legitimacy in Peacebuilding

Legitimacy in Peacebuilding
Author: Franzisca Zanker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-09-13
ISBN 10: 1134861303
ISBN 13: 9781134861309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legitimacy in Peacebuilding Book Review:

The book offers a critical analysis of legitimacy in peacebuilding, with a focus on peace negotiations and civil society participation in particular. The aim of this book is to unpack the meaning of legitimacy for the population in peacebuilding processes and the relationship this has with civil society involvement. There is a growing consensus for addressing local concerns in peacebuilding, with the aim of ensuring local ownership. Moreover, scholars have noted a relationship between civil society inclusion in peace negotiations and legitimacy. Yet, the very idea of legitimacy remains a black box. Using data from original empirical fieldwork – including over 100 semi-structured interviews and 12 focus group discussions – the book focuses on two case studies of negotiations that, respectively, ended a long civil war in Liberia in 2003 and ended the post-election violence in Kenya in 2008. It argues that civil society involvement is conceptually insufficient to show a multidimensional understanding of legitimacy. Instead, the book shows a complex picture of legitimate peace negotiations, based on outcome and participation-based characteristics with the involvement of both ‘guarantors’ of legitimacy and a more general civic agency which includes the general population. Through forms of participative communication, the passive audience become active stakeholders in the construction of legitimacy. This has repercussions for how we think about civil society and peacebuilding more generally. This book will be of much interest to students of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, security studies and IR in general.

The Mindanao Peace Talks

The Mindanao Peace Talks
Author: Benedicto R. Bacani
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PURD:32754077968679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Democracy and Peace Making

Democracy and Peace Making
Author: Philip Towle
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2004-01-14
ISBN 10: 1134610165
ISBN 13: 9781134610167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democracy and Peace Making Book Review:

Democracy and Peace Making is an invaluable and up-to-date account of the process of peace making, which draws on the most recent historical thinking. It surveys the post-war peace settlements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including: * the Vienna congress of 1815 * the Treaty of Versailles * the peace settlements of the Second World War * peace talks after the Korean War * the Paris Peace Accords of 1973.

Ghoul Goblin

Ghoul Goblin
Author: Jim Butcher,Mark Powers
Publsiher: Dynamite Entertainment
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2013-12
ISBN 10: 9781606904725
ISBN 13: 1606904728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghoul Goblin Book Review:

Harry Dresden, a Chicago private investigator and wizard, heads to a small, isolated Missouri town terrorized by Nevernever monsters.

Peace Talks

Peace Talks
Author: Fred Reinhard Dallmayr,Packey J Dee Professor of Philosophy and Political Science Fred Dallmayr
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015059322217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peace Talks Book Review:

In his Complaint of Peace, the great sixteenth-century humanist Erasmus allows "Peace" to talk. Peace speaks as a plaintiff, protesting her shabby treatment at the hands of humankind and our ever-ready inclination to launch wars. Against this lure of warfare, Erasmus pits the higher task of peace-building, which can only succeed through the cultivation of justice and respect for all human life. First articulated in 1517, the complaint of peace has echoed through subsequent centuries and down to our age?an age convulsed by world wars, holocausts, and ethnic cleansings. Distinguished political scientist Fred Dallmayr traces this complaint from the writings of Erasmus through the evolution of the "law of nations" to recent and contemporary co-plaintiffs in the West. He also highlights the role of non-Western thinkers and teachings in giving voice to "Peace." In addition to Erasmus, Dallmayr engages major thinkers such as Francisco de Vitoria, Hugo Grotius, Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, Mahatma Ghandi, the Dalai Lama, John Rawls, and Martha Nussbaum. This timely book urgently pleads for greater attentiveness to peace?s complaint as an antidote to the prevailing culture of violence and the escalating danger of nuclear catastrophe. Dallmayr offers not only a compelling historical narrative, but powerful ethical and religious arguments vindicating the primacy of peace over violence and war.

Changes

Changes
Author: Jim Butcher
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2010-04-06
ISBN 10: 1101186305
ISBN 13: 9781101186305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changes Book Review:

“A can’t-miss entry in one of the best urban-fantasy series currently being published.”—Booklist (starred review) As Chicago’s only professional wizard, Harry Dresden has faced demons, vampires, werewolves, dark sorcerers, and hosts of horrors from beyond the mortal realm. But nothing could have prepared him for this… Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry's Dresden’s lover—until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her caught between humanity and the relentless bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. She disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it. Now, she needs Harry’s help more than ever. For the vengeful Duchess of the Red Court has discovered a secret Susan has long kept from everyone—including Harry—and she plans to use it. To prevail, Harry may have to unleash the full fury of his untapped power—and he may have no choice but to embrace the darkness within himself. Because this time, he’s fighting to save his child.

Channel of Peace

Channel of Peace
Author: Kevin Tuerff
Publsiher: House of Anansi
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 1487005148
ISBN 13: 9781487005146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Channel of Peace Book Review:

A fully revised and updated paperback edition featuring over twenty colour photographs. When Kevin Tuerff and his partner boarded their flight from France to New York City on September 11, 2001, they had no idea that a few hours later the world — and their lives — would change forever. After U.S. airspace closed following the terrorist attacks, Kevin, who had been experiencing doubts about organized religion, found himself in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, with thousands of other refugees or “come from aways.” Channel of Peace is a beautiful account of how the people of Gander rallied with boundless acts of generosity and compassion for the “plane people,” renewing Kevin’s spirituality and inspiring him to organize an annual and growing “giving back” day. His story, along with others, has reached thousands of people when it was incorporated into the Broadway musical Come From Away. In Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11, you will find an unforgettable, uplifting tale of goodwill, the strength of the human spirit, and hope.

Analytic Support for Peace Talks

Analytic Support for Peace Talks
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105021830240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Palestinian Politics and the Middle East Peace Process

Palestinian Politics and the Middle East Peace Process
Author: Ghassan Khatib
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2010-01-21
ISBN 10: 1135180687
ISBN 13: 9781135180683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palestinian Politics and the Middle East Peace Process Book Review:

Eight years after the second Palestinian uprising, the Oslo accords signed in 1993 seem to have failed. The reasons for the failure continue to fascinate students, politicians, researchers and policymakers alike. This book explores one of the major aspects of the bilateral peace process – the composition and behaviour of the Palestinian negotiating team, which deeply impacted the outcome of the negotiations between 1991 and 1997. It focuses on the dynamics between the PLO leadership outside the occupied Palestinian territories and the grassroots leadership within the areas under Israeli control that led to conflicts of interest at the time of the final agreement. As the author was a part of the Palestinian leadership in the occupied territories, and was present during the negotiations process in Madrid and Washington DC, the book contains original, unpublished accounts, including those of the Washington bilateral negotiations and crucial internal Palestinian meetings. It is an excellent resource to gain an understanding of Palestinian behavior during peace talks, deterioration in peace-making efforts, the resulting radicalization, and the growing tendency towards violence.

First Lord s Fury

First Lord s Fury
Author: Jim Butcher
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2009-11-24
ISBN 10: 110115151X
ISBN 13: 9781101151518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Lord s Fury Book Review:

In the final novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher's acclaimed Codex Alera series, the people of Alera—who use their unique bond with the elementals of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal for protection—must face the ultimate conflict… For Gaius Octavian, life has been one long struggle. Battling ancient enemies, forging new alliances, and confronting the corruption within his own land, he became a legendary man of war and leader of men—and the rightful First Lord of Alera. Now, the end of all he fought for is close at hand. The brutal, dreaded Vord are on the march, using fear and chaos to turn the Alerans against one another, and forcing those who will not submit to flee to the outer reaches of the realm. Perhaps for the final time, Gaius Octavian and his legions must stand against the enemies of his people. And it will take all his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness...

Side Jobs

Side Jobs
Author: Jim Butcher
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-10-26
ISBN 10: 1101464534
ISBN 13: 9781101464533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Side Jobs Book Review:

With tales ranging from the deadly serious to the absurdly hilarious—including an original story for this volume—Side Jobs is a must-have collection for every devoted Harry Dresden fan. As Chicago’s only professional wizard, Harry Dresden has had cases that have pitted him against insane necromancers, power-hungry faerie queens, enigmatic dark wizards, fallen angels—pretty much a “who’s who” of hell and beyond—with the stakes in each case ranging from a lone human soul to the entire human race. But not every adventure Harry Dresden undertakes is an epic tale of life and death in a world on the edge of annihilation. Here, together for the first time in paperback, are the shorter works of #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher—a compendium of cases that Harry and his cadre of allies managed to close in record time. “One of the giants of urban fantasy…delivers some great stories in this volume…This is a great collection, featuring a hero who's proven himself over and over again, as well as delving into the odd corners of his fascinating and fantastic world. Highly recommended.”—SFRevu