Diplomacy, Strategy, and the History of Wars That Might Still Happen

From the islands of the South China Sea to Korea's DMZ, the tribes of Arabia across Africa and throughout Europe, red lines have been setting agendas and changing history for centuries.

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Introducing: A Red Line in the Sand

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From the islands of the South China Sea to Korea's DMZ, the tribes of Arabia across Africa and throughout Europe, red lines have been setting agendas and changing history for centuries. Red Lines in the Sand will jump around the world in 12 chapters examining these boundaries that have changed history, set political agendas, spilled blood and smoothed paths toward peace.

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Chapter 1: Flashpoints, or What is a Red Line?

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David Andelman outlines the limits and abuses of red lines, how they work, and the toxic role they can often play in international diplomacy.
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