36 Va. J. Int'l L. 801 (1995-1996)
From War to Peace: A Study of Cease-Fire Agreements and the Evolving Role of the United Nations

handle is hein.journals/vajint36 and id is 813 raw text is: From War to Peace: A Study of Cease-
Fire Agreements and the Evolving
Role of the United Nations
DAVID M. MORRISS*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. Introduction ........................................... 802
II. Historical Antecedents: The Truce, Armistice, and
Peace Treaty ........................................... 809
III. The Impact of the U.N. Charter and the Actions of
the Security Council on the Negotiating Process ...... 816
IV. Case Studies ........................................... 824
A. Indonesia, 1947-48 ................................. 824
B. Palestine, 1947-49 .................................. 833
C. The Suez Crisis, 1956-57 ........................... 849
D. The Arab-Israeli (Yom Kippur or October) War,
1973  ...............................................  860
E. Korea, 1950-53 ..................................... 876
F. Iraq's Invasion of Kuwait, 1990-91 ................ 888
V. Emerging Norms and Common Elements of Cease-
fire Agreements ....................................... 897
* Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Navy. BS., United
States Naval Academy, 1979; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1987; LLM.,
Harvard Law School, 1995. Commander Morriss is the Force Judge Advocate for
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Commander, U.S. Fifth Fleet in the
Arabian Gulf. The opinions and conclusions reflected in this Article are those of
Commander Morriss and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the
Navy or any other U.S. governmental agency.
The author would like to thank Professor Abram Chayes of Harvard University, who
generously provided his time, comments, and guidance as this Article was written.
Publication of this Article would not have been possible without support from Professor
John Norton Moore of the University of Virginia School of Law. Special recognition is due
Kevin R. Harber, who contributed invaluable research assistance.

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