James W. Pardew was at the heart of US national policymaking throughout the humanitarian crises in the Balkans, from Richard Holbrooke’s negotiations on Bosnia in 1995 until the independence of Kosovo in 2008. Ambassador Pardew was the primary US negotiator of the Ohrid Agreement in Macedonia. He also led Balkan task forces for the secretaries of defense and state and served as a policy advisor at NATO. He spent twenty-seven years in the US Army as an intelligence officer. His book, Peacemakers, is the first inclusive history of the successful multilateral intervention in the Balkans from 1995 to 2008 by an official directly involved in the diplomatic and military responses to the crises.