In this issue e.g. articles on studying negotiations and compliance control, preventive diplomacy and ripeness in negotiation.
1. From the PIN Steering Committee (Rudolf Avenhaus, Guy Olivier Faure, Victor A. Kremenyuk, Winfried Lang, Gunnar Sjöstedt and I. William Zartman)
1. Call for Proposals: Negotiations and Compliance Control Study (Winfried Lang)
2. Concepts in Negotiation: Ripeness (I. William Zartman)
3. Preventive Diplomacy: The NATO–Russia Founding Act (Victor A. Kremenyuk)
4. Workshop on Preventive Diplomacy (Rudolf Avenhaus)
5. Can the US Emissions Trading Proposal Succeed in Kyoto? (Gunnar Sjöstedt)
5. Israel Hosts International Workshop on Water Negotiations (Guy Olivier Faure)
6. Complexity, Actor Roles, and Leadership in Multilateral Negotiation (Gunnar Sjöstedt)
7. International Negotiation: A Journal of Theory and Practice (I. William Zartman)
7. Dean Pruitt to Receive IACM Award
8. 1998 Annual Meeting of International Association for Conflict Management (I. William Zartman)
8. New PIN Book: International Economic Negotiations (Victor A. Kremenyuk)
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