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The narcissism of minor differences in the psychological gap between opposing nations

The narcissism of minor differences in the psychological gap between opposing nations The Narcissism of Minor Differences in the Psychological Gap Between Opposing Nations VAMI K D. VOLKAN , M.D. NY NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN OPPOSING nations, ac- cording to Harold Saunders (1985), occurs in two phases. The first, largely political, is designed to help build political founda- tions, gain support for leadership, and remove obstacles to the reso- lution of international problems. The second is chiefly diplomatic and involves actual official negotiations. Davidson and Montville (1980-1981) refer to the preliminary, unofficial dialogues as Track II diplomacy, in order to distinguish them from official negotia- tions—Track I diplomacy. Some makers of foreign policy view Track II diplomatic talks as "confidence building" or "foundation building." During the past 15 years I have been present at many unofficial dialogues engaged in by representatives of national groups in con- flict. As a member —and later as chairman —of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the American Psychiatric Association, I at- tended a series of maj or and minor meetings between Egyptians and Israelis between 1980 and 1984. Throughout this period and earlier, I also participated in a number of semi-academic and semipolitical meetings of Turkish and Greek representatives in Cyprus. As Presi- Dr. Volkan is Professor http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychoanalytic Inquiry Taylor & Francis

The narcissism of minor differences in the psychological gap between opposing nations

Psychoanalytic Inquiry , Volume 6 (2): 17 – Jan 1, 1986

The narcissism of minor differences in the psychological gap between opposing nations

Psychoanalytic Inquiry , Volume 6 (2): 17 – Jan 1, 1986

Abstract

The Narcissism of Minor Differences in the Psychological Gap Between Opposing Nations VAMI K D. VOLKAN , M.D. NY NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN OPPOSING nations, ac- cording to Harold Saunders (1985), occurs in two phases. The first, largely political, is designed to help build political founda- tions, gain support for leadership, and remove obstacles to the reso- lution of international problems. The second is chiefly diplomatic and involves actual official negotiations. Davidson and Montville (1980-1981) refer to the preliminary, unofficial dialogues as Track II diplomacy, in order to distinguish them from official negotia- tions—Track I diplomacy. Some makers of foreign policy view Track II diplomatic talks as "confidence building" or "foundation building." During the past 15 years I have been present at many unofficial dialogues engaged in by representatives of national groups in con- flict. As a member —and later as chairman —of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the American Psychiatric Association, I at- tended a series of maj or and minor meetings between Egyptians and Israelis between 1980 and 1984. Throughout this period and earlier, I also participated in a number of semi-academic and semipolitical meetings of Turkish and Greek representatives in Cyprus. As Presi- Dr. Volkan is Professor

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Abstract

The Narcissism of Minor Differences in the Psychological Gap Between Opposing Nations VAMI K D. VOLKAN , M.D. NY NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN OPPOSING nations, ac- cording to Harold Saunders (1985), occurs in two phases. The first, largely political, is designed to help build political founda- tions, gain support for leadership, and remove obstacles to the reso- lution of international problems. The second is chiefly diplomatic and involves actual official negotiations. Davidson and Montville (1980-1981) refer to the preliminary, unofficial dialogues as Track II diplomacy, in order to distinguish them from official negotia- tions—Track I diplomacy. Some makers of foreign policy view Track II diplomatic talks as "confidence building" or "foundation building." During the past 15 years I have been present at many unofficial dialogues engaged in by representatives of national groups in con- flict. As a member —and later as chairman —of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the American Psychiatric Association, I at- tended a series of maj or and minor meetings between Egyptians and Israelis between 1980 and 1984. Throughout this period and earlier, I also participated in a number of semi-academic and semipolitical meetings of Turkish and Greek representatives in Cyprus. As Presi- Dr. Volkan is Professor

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Psychoanalytic InquiryTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 1986

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