Case 138 - The Geneva Conference of 1954: Indochina
Painter, David S. and Sally G. Irvine
This two-part case study uses the Geneva Conference of 1954 on Indochina as a laboratory for studying the ability of great powers to use diplomacy to resolve regional disputes that have major international implications. It also provides material for examining the relationship between the goals and tactics of diplomacy. Part A gives the historical background, and describes the negotiations; it could be the basis of a classroom simulation. Part B analyzes the terms of the actual settlement. They can be used separately or together.