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Negotiation Preconditions

Ah! But There Are Preconditions, Mr. Netanyahu

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

How can building Israeli settlements in occupied territories be compatible with withdrawal? Ending this contradiction should be the precondition for starting direct negotiations.

Obama Seeking Direct Line To Iran's Khamenei

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration is considering lifting a ban on regular diplomatic contacts with Iran and looking at ways to develop a direct line of communi...

Does Palin Know What a Precondition Is?

Ilan Goldenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ilan Goldenberg

The notion of preconditions happens to be the crux of one of the most important foreign policy issues being debated between Obama and McCain -- you'd think Palin would understand this.

Nearly As Far-Fetched As The Maverick Lie -- Negotiation Preconditions

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

The preconditions that the Bush administration have publicly proclaimed in the past were based on the increasingly faulty assumption that the U.S. always has the upper hand. But the world has changed.