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Case Studies in International Diplomacy
The following case studies were written by Woodrow Wilson School students as their final papers for graduate courses in international diplomacy. They may be freely downloaded, so long as the authors are given full credit for their work.
WWS Case 4/09:
U.S. Diplomacy with North Korea During the Bush Administration
by Ed Shin
WWS Case 3/09
A Method to the Madness: North Korean Negotiating Strategy in the Six-Party Talks
by Michael Shih
WWS Case 2/09:
Bill Clinton and the Kargil Conflict: From Crisis Management to Coercive Diplomacy
by Ajay Bisaria
WWS Case 1/09:
United States Diplomacy in Kosovo Final Status Talks: A Case Study in Multilateral Negotiations With Principal Mediators
by Laurie Ball
WWS Case 3/08:
Dual Mediation and the Marshall Mission to China
by Ashley Alexander
WWS Case 2/08:
Human Rights Diplomacy in the War on Terror:U.S.-Uzbek Relations from 9/11 until the 2005 Andijon Massacre
by J. Davis
WWS Case 1/08:
United States Diplomacy with Pakistan Following 9/11
by Liam Collins
WWS Case 2/03:
The "New Humanitarianism": The Henry Dunant Center and the Aceh Peace Negotiations
by Kira Kay
WWS Case 1/03:
"Italy's Admission to the Third Stage of the European Monetary Union: A Case Study on the Diplomacy of European Integration"
by Mauro Battocchi
WWS Case 4/02:
"Diplomacy of Isolation: United States Unilateral Sanctions Policy and Vietnam 1975-1995"
by Oliver Babson
WWS Case 3/02:
"The Indian Nuclear Test: A Case Study in Political Hindsight Bias"
by George N. Sibley
WWS Case 2/02:
"'MUNICH:' Reassessing the Diplomatic Value of Appeasement"
by Macgregor Duncan
WWS Case 1/02:
"The Camp David Accords: A Case Study on International Negotiation"
by Jonathan Oakman
Note: WWS Case 1/01 and WWS Case 2/01 both deal with U.S. "coercive diplomacy" against Haiti in 1993-94. Although working independently of one another, the two authors reached interestingly similar conclusions via very different routes.
WWS Case 2/01:
"Clinton and Coercive Diplomacy: A Study of Haiti"
by Sarah Bermeo
WWS Case 1/01:
"The United States and Haiti (1993-1994)"
by Paul Robyn
WWS Case 4/00:
"Greek Diplomacy and the Hunt for Abdullah Ocalan"
by Joshua Black
WWS Case 3/00:
"Policy Watershed: Turkey's Cyprus Policy and the Interventions of 1974"
by James H. Meyer
WWS Case 2/00:
"US Diplomacy toward Kosovo, 1989-99"
by Brian Katulis
WWS Case 1/00:
"An irrestible force meets an immovable object: The Minsk Group negotiations on the status of Nagorno Karabakh"
by Nicolas Tavitian
WWS Case 2/99:
"Ukraine, Russia, and the Black Sea Fleet Accords"
by Tyler Felgenhauer
WWS Case 1/99:
"Pipeline Diplomacy: The Clinton Administration's Fight for Baku-Ceyhan"
by Jofi Joseph
WWS Case 1/98:
"Negotiating Coalition: Winning Soviet Consent to Resolution 678 Against Iraq"
by Benjamin Aldrich-Moodie