Only a small subset of international disputes ever reaches international courts and tribunals. Despite the growing prominence of judicial and arbitral proceedings, adjudication is just the tip of the iceberg. Diplomacy still reigns supreme in settling international disputes, especially when confidentiality and flexibility are important. To this day, negotiations remain the predominant tool for managing and settling international disputes.1 Indeed this is probably more the case than ever, especially with the rise of international organizations and multilateral...
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