A voluminous literature seeks to understand which institutions effectively resolve disputes that might otherwise lead to military conflict. The emergence of a dispute is usually taken as the starting point of the analysis so as to ask questions of the sort, given a dispute, how will different institutions such as mediated or unmediated peace talks likely influence the outcome?

Author(s): Adam Meirowitz, Massimo Morelli, Kristopher W. Ramsay, Francesco Squintani