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War through a Temporal Lens

War through a Temporal Lens

The unforeseeable future implicates the present but also the manner in which decisions in the present operate at the intersection of meaning in past and future.

Timing, Identity, and Emotion in International Relations

Timing, Identity, and Emotion in International Relations

Timing, almost wholly ignored in IR, is a fundamental human activity – a basic means of synthesising pertinent changes for practical and political effect.

Two Regimes of Time

Two Regimes of Time

Western standard time seems to have something for most regime theories. Combining contemporary regime theory with historical inquiry can explicate how WST tames the problem of time through effective ‘timing’.

‘Ripeness’: the importance of timing in negotiation and conflict resolution

‘Ripeness’: the importance of timing in negotiation and conflict resolution

While most studies on peaceful settlement of disputes see the substance of the proposals for a solution as the key to a successful resolution of conflict, a growing focus of attention shows that a second and equally necessary key lies in the timing of efforts for resolution (Zartman 2000). Parties resolve their conflict only when they are ready to do so–when alternative, usually unilateral, means of achieving a satisfactory result are blocked and the parties feel that they are in an uncomfortable and costly predicament. At that ripe moment, they seek or are amenable to proposals that offer a way out.

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