Hurting Stalemate Stage

William Zartman discusses how "ripeness" often emerges during a hurting stalemate.
Richard Rubenstein talks about the role of external actors in helping parties to get out of a hurting stalemate.
Helen Chauncey explains how Cyprus must embrace the notion of co-existence in order to break the current stalemate.
Steve Power talks about how the parties likely to lose from a peaceful settlement between Ossetia and Georgia are spoiling the peace process and creating a stalemate.
Stephen Thom tells an interesting story about the repatriation of Native American remains. Surprisingly, agreement was reached when the whites, who had been accommodating, refused (at the Native Americans' request) to negotiate any further.