This work brings together a selection of articles written by Johan Kaufmann, which follows Kaufmann's career as a diplomat for the Netherlands, mainly involved in trade negotiations. Every article is prefaced by a brief introductory note, which sets out what the rationale is of including the article. The selection covers the following topics: International Negotiation Issues; the UN System; the NIEO and International Trade Policy. The work is an interesting collection of academically sound and interrelated pieces of work. The brief introductory notes to the essays are to the point and in Kaufmann's usual succinct style. The work is aimed at academics in the field of international law, international organizations and international relations.