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Negotiations

Do I Make a Deal With the Devil to Finish My Divorce?

Jason Levoy | Posted 08.27.2015 | Divorce
Jason Levoy

It's not uncommon for one or both parties, in an effort to get the divorce completed sooner than later, to "give in" or acquiesce during the negotiations phase. I understand the desire to do this, but often times it leads to feelings of regret and additional animosity later.

Chuck Schumer's Position on Iran Is Reckless

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

Opponents of the Iran deal have been unable to produce a viable alternative. That is because there really are no alternatives left. Should the Iran deal collapse under the weight of spoilers like Schumer, Iran will get a nuclear weapon. And once Iran achieves and announces that capability to the world, no expert will be able to foresee the consequences.

The Real Victims of India and Pakistan Proxy War

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 08.07.2015 | World
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

Hostility between Afghanistan and Pakistan has been ongoing now for about four decades, whereas hostility between Pakistan and India has been present since 1947. The proxy war between between India and Pakistan lies in Afghanistan.

The 1975 AIA Building Hostage Crisis in Kuala Lumpur

ADST | Posted 08.06.2015 | World
ADST

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

Negotiate Your Way to Leadership

Ellevate | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Ellevate

Employers won't pay you more than they have to, so you need to think about all this as you decide what's important to your career and plan your negotiation efforts much more strategically. It is a critical skill to learn if you truly want to be treated fairly, given opportunities and paid commensurately.

EQ and Negotiation Tips From a Wall Street Veteran Turned Entrepreneur

Ellevate | Posted 07.29.2015 | Women
Ellevate

One of the most important qualities an aspiring leader should possess is emotional intelligence. Take it from Susan Bratton -- a veteran of Wall Street who is the founder and CEO of Meals to Heal, a nutrition platform for cancer patients.

A Way Out of Afghanistan's Crisis

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

After massive fraud during the 2014 presidential elections in Afghanistan, in September 2014 against the constitution a deal to form a national unity government (NUG) has been signed by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdulah.

Kissinger and Lord in China: A How-To Guide for Secret Negotiations

ADST | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
ADST

At the height of the Cold War, with the death toll mounting in Vietnam and the split between the USSR and China becoming more and more evident, it became clear to the Nixon Administration that ending the war in Vietnam and opening relations with China could be a two-front victory.

10 Tricks to Becoming a Better Negotiator

Quora | Posted 07.26.2015 | Business
Quora

The best negotiation is when both sides end up equally happy and equally unhappy, but here are some tricks I've learned from far better negotiators than me. When I use these tricks, I find everyone is happy. When I don't use these tricks, everyone is usually broke.

What's the Future of Development?

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.17.2015 | World
Gaia Paradiso

I am closely following the UN Conference on Financing for Development happening now in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and I am thinking of the potentialities and the (hopeful) opportunities that a conference of this caliber can have on a global scale, making a meaningful impact on the lives of millions of people in developing countries.

The Greek Crisis Digs Up the Art of Compromise

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 07.09.2015 | Good News
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Compromise is as old as humanity. It can be traced back to the moment when our far predecessors realized that it was better to hear the message than to eat the messenger.

5 Ways to Get Your Point Across Persuasively

Dianna Booher | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Whether selling carpet, consulting CEOs, or raising venture capital for your second career, consider how to structure and communicate your message so that rather than merely informing--or worse, paralyzing--it persuades.

When to Hold and When to Fold: Today's Gamble for Greece

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics
Peter Alexander Meyers

What do they really want? That's the question everyone is asking about both the Germans and the Greeks. Aspirations explicit and veiled circulate. But recent events -- negotiations, stalemate, trash talk, referendum, shutdowns -- have moved many options off the table. A thunderous "no" vote in Greece drowned out the more pointed "no" from Germany. Both these negatives were expressions not of will but of weakness. Yes, that's correct, German weakness, too. Is this something Alexis Tsipras can exploit? On such a field of increasing obstacle and impediment is where the next battle will play out. Politics is like this.

If Iran Doesn't Meet These 4 Demands, the U.S. Should Walk Away

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.07.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, and their delegates have held hours upon hours of meetings over the past two days with one objective in mind: striking a nuclear agreement before June 9 that everyone around the table can live with.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part VI

Mark Baer | Posted 06.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

A great many of my family law attorney colleagues believe that mediation only works under such narrow circumstances, that almost no cases are appropriately suitable for it. They believe that mediation is only effective in family law cases under the following circumstances.

5 Reasons Why Bosses Resist Flexible Work (and what you can do about it)

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

Lots of working parents benefit from working alternative work schedules, such as telecommuting a day or two a week or shifting hours around family responsibilities.

6 Steps to Ending the Copy Cat in Business

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Asha Ramakrishna

The unoriginal, uninspired, and lacking of confidence in the phenomenon of a person who steals your ideas, words, and work is an eye roll to every business owner.

Pieces of Afghan Peace

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

Contrary to the principle of reconciliation, during the last decade the government's efforts have not resembled negotiations, but an offer of surrender and the Taliban declared that they will not give up, surrender, and accept imprisonment - rather, they will continue their resistance.

"No" Doesn't Have to Be the Final Answer When You're on the Road

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

If you're thinking of taking "no" for an answer from a travel company, let Alan Schroeder talk you out of it. When a late spring storm forced the c...

Are You a Jerk or a Pushover? Study Says You're Likely Oblivious

Amy Morin | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Whether you're asking your boss for a raise, or you're talking to your partner about where to spend the holidays this year, effective negotiating skills are important. Limited self-awareness about when you're being too pushy and when you're not speaking up enough can wreak havoc on your relationships.

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part II (from the MDGs to 2030)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The meaning of practice needs to be reinterpreted. The focus on cognitive thinking and technical skills underlying this problem-program-implementation-assessment action-framework needs to give space to a skill-set capable of actually building lasting trust and reciprocal altruism between key development actors.

How to Use the "Door in the Face" Technique to Get What You Want

Quora | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Quora

One interesting, and counter-intuitive, way to get what you want is the Door-In-The-Face (DITF) technique. The idea is to intentionally get rejected, then retreat, and ask for something smaller.

Why Women Need To Learn How To Negotiate

Jackie Harder | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Jackie Harder

In the workplace, we feel if we talk about our accomplishments, it will come across as bragging. And too many of us believe that if we just work hard, we will be recognized and rewarded appropriately. Don't believe everything you think.

7 Top Tips When Recruiters Negotiate Your Salary

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Rebecca Grainger

Working with recruiters is an integral part of most people's job search strategy, yet there seems to be a consistently negative perception about recruiters: aggressive, untrustworthy, and only interested in placement fees.

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part I (from Aristotle to the MDGs)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.24.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Practice has become a key concept in the policy process. In September 2015, the United Nations will hold a summit to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) meant to challenge the globe to grow economically and socially in an environmentally responsible way.