Success in international mediation hinges on the skill, style and methods of the mediator. Yet, the role played by individual diplomats and the unique skills that make them successful are rarely explored. Further analysis of the role that mediators play in conflict resolution offers insight into the constraints mediators face and the outcomes they may achieve in other scenarios. What can current negotiators and diplomats learn from those who have come before them?
The U.S. Institute of Peace invites you to celebrate the publication of "The Go-Between: Jan Eliasson and the Styles of Mediation," a new book by Isak Svensson and Peter Wallensteen, with a preface by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. This new book explores international mediation through the lens of Ambassador Jan Eliasson, an international go-between with a remarkable track record in Sudan, Burma/Myanmar and numerous other conflict zones.