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Security Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere: Resolving the Ecuador-Peru Conflict

Gabriel Marcella and Richard Downes, editors
 
ISBN: 978-1-57454-064-2
$49.95
1999/256 pages
Distributed for the North-South Center Press

"A book which says much about this conflict in particular, security affairs in the Americas in general and conflict resolution in an inter-American context as a whole. It is well worth reading for anyone interested in some, or all, of those subjects."—Hal Klepak, Latin American Studies

DESCRIPTION

Reaching an enduring solution to the historic dispute between Ecuador and Peru is no small challenge: two centuries of disagreements have spawned a culture that intimidates those favoring lasting peace. This volume provides analyses of the historical, political, diplomatic, military, and international dimensions of the search for peace in the aftermath of the two nations' 1995 conflict.

Highlighting barriers to a solution, as well as the efforts of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and the United States to end the dispute, the authors maintain that a lasting peace between Ecuador and Peru is essential not only to sustaining their economic growth, but also to the entire region's ambitious plans for enhancing commercial integration and open regionalism.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gabriel Marcella is director of Third World Studies at the U.S. Army War College. Richard Downes is a senior research associate of the North-South Center at the University of Miami.

CONTENTS

  • Preface—L. Einaudi.
  • BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW OF THE 1995 CONFLICT.
  • Introduction—G. Marcella and R. Downes.
  • The Search for Conflict Resolution: The Guarantors and the Peace Process in the Ecuador-Peru Dispute—D.S. Palmer.
  • Peacekeeping in the Upper Cenepa Valley: A Regional Response to Crisis—G.R. Weidner. NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES.
  • The Ecuador-Peru Dispute: The Limits and Prospects for Negotiation and Conflict—A. Bonilla.
  • The Impact of the 1995 Conflict on Peru and Peruvian-Ecuadorian Relations—E. Obando.
  • REGIONAL ASPECTS OF THE SEARCH FOR A SOLUTION.
  • Patterns of Military Procurement in Latin America: Implications for U.S. Regional Policy—P. Franko.
  • Brazilian Diplomacy and the 1995 Ecuador-Peru War—E. Rizzo de Oliveira. REACHING A CONSENSUS ON A RESOLUTION.
  • Three Possible Scenarios—E.M. Jarrin.
  • Political-Military Coordination in the Conflict Resolution Process: The Challenge for Ecuador—D. Mares.
  • New Perspectives on Using Diplomacy for Resolution of the Ecuador-Peru Conflict—B.G. Gallegos.
  • Conclusion: Ecuador and Peru and Conflict Resolution in the Americas—G. Marcella and R. Downes.
  • Epilogue: The Peace of October 1998—G. Marcella.
  • APPENDIXES.
  • The Protocol of Peace, Friendship, and Boundaries.
  • The Peace Declaration of Itamaraty.
  • The Text of the Presidential Act of Brasilia.