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A Substitute for Victory: The Politics of Peacemaking at the Korean Armistice Talks

After more than two years of bitter negotiations during which combatants & civilians continued to suffer casualties, the Korean armistice was concluded in July 1953. Focusing on the Americans formulation of negotiating positions & on their attempts to coordinate political goals with military tactics, Rosemary Foot here charts the tortuous path to peace & offers a new explanation for the agonizing length of the talks. She also takes into account the role of the Western allies & the Indian, South Korean, North Korean, & Chinese governments as she examines the complex international setting in which the armistice took place.

Rosemary Foot is Professor of International Relations and John Swire Senior Research Fellow in the International Relations of East Asia St Antony’s College.

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