Preface; Introduction; Part I. Historical Analysis: 1. The ICRC during its early years; 2. The ICRC during the Cold War; 3. The ICRC after the Cold War; 4. The ICRC and the US 'war' on terrorism; Part II. Policy Analysis: 5. ICRC principles and policies; 6. ICRC structure and management; 7. The ICRC and international humanitarian law; Part III. Conclusion: 8. The ICRC and Red Cross humanitarianism; Annex A: The ICRC and the Red Cross Movement; Annex B: The ICRC and Selected Private Relief Agencies; Annex C: The ICRC: One of the Big Four Relief Agencies; Annex D: The ICRC and Selected Advocacy Groups; Annex E: The ICRC Organizational Chart; Bibliography.