In the middle of 1979 Rhodesia formed one leg of the triad of southern Africa's remaining white-ruled states. The country appeared no closer to peace and majority rule than it had at any time since Ian Smith's 1965 Unilateral Declaration of Independence. But by the end of that year a remarkable agreement had been forged that ended Rhodesia's rebell
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Also of Interest -- Preface -- Introduction -- Setting the Stage -- The Delegations -- Overture and the Constitution -- The Transition -- The Ceasefire -- Denouement -- Accounting for Success -- Third Encounters of the Close Kind: Dominant Third-Party Mediation
Mr. Davidow was able to observe the events surrounding the creation of Zimbabwe from a unique vantage point. A career Foreign Service officer working with southern African affairs during most of the last decade, he was in 1979 the first U.S. official to be posted in Rhodesia since the withdrawal of U.S. officials from that country in 1970. During the 1982-198S academic year, Mr. Davidow was a fellow of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.