Official negotiations between parties in ethno-national conflicts too often result in a deadlock. In such cases, the initial consent of opposing parties to sit together at the negotiating table is considered, retrospectively, to be merely a technical and ultimately futile achievement. The numerous failures of negotiations in such conflicts highlight the importance of studying the relationship between the prenegotiation process, which initially brings the parties to the negotiating table, and the results of subsequent formal negotiations, especially in view of the basic premise of the conflict resolution field's 'process school', that is, that effective execution of prenegotiation functions is critical for successful negotiations. This article examines the prenegotiation phase in two recent cases: the dispute over Cyprus in 2004 and the 'Annapolis process' of 2007-2008.
Cyprus and the 'Annapolis Process'
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Julia A. King
; Leone 2005 ; Shackel and Little 2014 ). Archaeology at important public historical sites, including Jamestown and Williamsburg, Virginia, and St. Mary’s City and Annapolis, Maryland, has shaped historical understandings of the region as well as the
Dan Rabinowitz, Russell Stone, Guy Ben-Porat, Paul Scham, Wilhelm Kempf, Lior Libman, and Asaf Sharabi
–1992), Oslo/Camp David (1996–2000); and a “Near Breakthrough”: the Annapolis Process, encompassing Palestine and Syria in 2007–2008 (5–6). There is little ‘new’ material in the book, in the sense of new research discoveries or unusual interpretations (with
A Protracted Peacebuilding Process
Negotiation Team Meeting (in Preparation for Annapolis), 5h00pm. Mount Zion Hotel, West Jerusalem, 31 November 2007. ” ajtransparency.com/files/2003.pdf . Doc . 2484 . “ Meeting Minutes, on Borders, Jerusalem, Inpal Hotel (Larome), 8 April 2008
Dan Avnon, Nitzan Lebovic, Raymond Cohen, Elie Friedman, Sara Helman, Gad Barzilai, and Ari Ariel
only during diplomatic negotiations—at Camp David in 2000, Taba in 2001, and Annapolis in 2008. Thus, the authors’ complete lack of faith in negotiations in favor of popular resistance offers a skewed view of reality. While coordinated popular