The author discusses six points important in the diplomatic process of peace building. She begins in her first point outlining the development or evolution of peacekeeping in the modern world and details five more points that are important to the peace building process including the fact that peace must be home grown, there are mediators, allied states have a role, the role of diplomacy, and finally the role of institution building.
Anstee, Margaret J., "Diplomacy and Peace-Building" (2004). Macro Center Working Papers. 4.