Contrary to the post-Cold War globalization discourse, which tends to posit a deterritorialized and borderless world, issues of border demarcation and territorial sovereignty, which are classical components of international relations, continue to provide sources of confl ict and remain signifi cant problems of international concern. Even though emphasis in international relations shifts from time to time, it does not necessarily diminish the residual sources of confrontation. Yet, while a source of confrontation remains unchanged, so does the possibility of its resurgence. With regional confl icts in many parts of the world as yet unresolved, there may be lessons to be learned from historical precedents of confl ict resolution.