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The Sit Room: In the Theater of War and Peace

David Scheffer


The Sit Room brings you into the secretive Situation Room of the White House, the most important deliberative room in the world, during the early 1990s when the author was one of the policymakers who framed the Clinton administration’s policy toward the bloody Balkans War. With newly declassified documents and his own notes to draw upon, David Scheffer, who later became America’s first Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues, weaves the true story of how policy options were debated in the Situation Room among the highest national security officials. The road to a final peace deal in late 199 ... More

Keywords: Madeleine Albright, Richard Holbrooke, Bosnia, ethnic cleansing, atrocity crimes, Radovan Karadžić, Ratko Mladić, Alija Izetbegović, Tony Lake, Slobodan Milošević

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190860639
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190860639.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Scheffer, author
Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law