Tufts OpenCourseware
Author: Adil Najam

1. Description

This class is the first part of our ‘case study’ class. In this class we discus various international security negotiations. In particular this includes the nonproliferation negotiations (but is not restricted to it). The students are encouraged to bring in their own case examples in addition to the ones discussed in the readings. A key theme of this class is to explore how issues of ‘high politics’ are discussed in the international arena, particularly in the Security Council.

2. Ancillary Material

2.1. Readings

2.1.1. Required

  • Daniel Curran and James Sebinius. 2003. “The Mediator as Coalition Builder: George Mitchell in Northern Ireland.” In International Negotiations, 8(1): 111-147.
  • Fen Osler Hampson. 1999. “The Limited Test Ban Treaty.” Chapter 3 in Multilateral Negotiations. Pages 55-76. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Fen Osler Hampson. 1999. “The Stockholm Conference on Confidence-and-Security-Building Measures and Disarmament in Europe.” Chapter 4 in Multilateral Negotiations. Pages 77-93. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Fen Osler Hampson. 1999. “Conventional Arms Control: Failure and Success.” Chapter 5 in Multilateral Negotiations. Pages 94-123. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Birol A. Yesilada and Ahmet Sozen. 2002. “Negotiating a Resolution to the Cyprus Problem: is Potential European union Membership a Blessing or a Curse?.” In International Negotiations, 7(2): 261-285.