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How Much Am I Worth?

Kim Keating | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

Sure, there are tables and stats and mountains of compensation data to draw upon. But really knowing your worth starts on the inside. If you don't believe you are worthy, how effective can you really be at negotiating for yourself?

Don't Look at New York in That Tone of Voice

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

New Yorkers may not have the best reputation, but there's no denying that we got the smarts to somehow keep this "ungovernable city" humming. That can generate some resentment.

How to End Afghanistan War: Negotiate With Taliban

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Nake M. Kamrany

President Obama's magnanimous decision to gain the freedom of U.S SGT Bowe Bergdahl after five years captivity in exchange for five Taliban Guantana...

Editors, Earnings and Equality: Getting Down to the Root of the Jill Abramson Debate

Kim Keating | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

Abramson is not the first woman to be faced with this situation, nor will she be the last. In all of this media chaos surrounding this issue, it's essential to remember that being paid fairly is not the necessarily being paid equally.

What Went Wrong?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Secretary of State John Kerry made a fundamental mistake by establishing rules of engagement that were not conducive to progress, raising serious doubts about the prospect of a solution.

A New U.S. Approach to Russia

John Connolly | Posted 06.24.2014 | World
John Connolly

Consider a universal approach to international negotiations that could be applied to Russia today: After private talks fail or stall, the U.S. could encourage public talks. The principal communications instrument of public talks is a dialogue document.

A Woman's Worth: Asking For a Raise From Beginning to End

Kim Keating | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

While much has been researched and written over the years about America's gender pay gap, I want to instead discuss how you can act if you learn that you are, in fact, being paid less than your male colleague at work.

Reality Check: The US Does Have Leverage

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

Admittedly, the situation at the moment looks grim: After months of negotiations, a dozen personal visits from the secretary, and countless trips between Jerusalem and Ramallah, Israel is announcing new settlements and reneging on its agreement to release a small number of Palestinian prisoners this weekend.

Non-Disclosure Agreements May Not Protect Intellectual Property

Brad Reid | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

This case contains several lessons. First, there must be confidential information or trade secrets in order to have a meaningful confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement.

The Big Mistake People Make When They Negotiate

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

You are creating a reputation for yourself. Your life and your career are longer than this one deal.

Iran's Unusual Attacks Against a United Nations Special Rapporteur

Roya Boroumand | Posted 05.17.2014 | World
Roya Boroumand

Leaving human rights off the agenda, at a time of intense negotiations and general optimism, may be convenient, but it is not wise as it emboldens rights abusers.

Persuasion And Negotiation Techniques For Acing Interviews And Lowering Your Rent

Uloop | Posted 05.14.2014 | College
Uloop

The negotiation skills you put to use in these situations may lower your rent, help you ace a job interview and help your email to a top business professional stand out among the droves of others.

The 3 Most Important Tips for Women on Negotiating Salary

Carrie Hammer | Posted 03.17.2014 | Women
Carrie Hammer

We as women are often peacekeepers and people pleasers at work. It is often difficult for women to step out of the female archetype of "nice" when negotiating for a promotion, salary, or new role. Here are three things to remember.

Should Private Settlements of Legal Disputes be Made Public?

Brad Reid | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

Settlement agreements may occur prior to litigation or after litigation has been dismissed. The argument for privacy in these situations is that disclosure would reveal nothing concerning judicial activity.

Could Alan Gross Be Home for the Holidays?

John McAuliff | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
John McAuliff

The pieces are in place. Will the U.S. and Cuba play them? The fourth anniversary of the imprisonment of Alan Gross marked a fundamental shift in discourse which provides President Obama with the moral and political space to negotiate with Cuba for his release.

On Secretary Kerry's Whirlwind Diplomacy -- It's Not So Bad. After All, It Could Be Raining!

James A. Nathan | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
James A. Nathan

A nuclear accord with Teheran would help secure Israel. An accord with Iran might drive the Saudis and others in the Gulf to reconsider the peace process and their willingness to stake an Israeli-Palestinian settlement.

3 Ways To Succeed In A Divorce Settlement Negotiation

Caroline Choi | Posted 12.31.2013 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

So is there anything you can do to avoid moving your negotiated divorce into a litigated one? Here are some simple pointers to keep in mind when you are about to enter into your settlement meeting.

A Complete Timeline of Republican Obstructionism on Budget Negotiations They Are Now Demanding (Part 1)

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans are unnervingly adept at convincing large swaths of the public that up is down, or that night is, in fact, day. They are attempting this right now, on a grand scale.

Ladies in Red: Shut Out and Shutdown

Teal Pennebaker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Teal Pennebaker

What if women ran the House GOP? No really. What if they did? We probably wouldn't hear quotes like this about the federal shutdown, courtesy of House Republican Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) -- "We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is."

Testing Iran's Change of Position

Allan Topol | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Allan Topol

Some in the U.S. concluded that at long last, Tehran desires a thaw in its relations with Washington and a normalization. I remain skeptical, hoping they are correct, but unwilling to make that leap for a number of reasons.

Unions: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Michele Masterfano | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Michele Masterfano

I firmly believe that unions can be a good thing, a strong counterbalance to the forces that drive companies to wring every last dollar out of every single transaction, whether with their customer or their employee. But that's not the whole story, so let's run through it.

Getting Off the Wheel of Misfortune: US Policy and Syrian Suffering

Lisa Schirch | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Lisa Schirch

Syria is yet another tragedy where the U.S. has no good options, and this is partly a result of its own inconsistent and contradictory policy and goals. Ending violence in Syria requires a long-term solution. There just isn't any quick fix.

The New Global Leader, Part III: Dr. André Domin, at the Beating Heart of the Bio Tech Revolution

O'Brien Browne | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
O'Brien Browne

"I firmly believe bio tech start-ups have to network globally -- both in a business and a scientific sense. Also, they need to work with externals -- business leaders, mentors, coaches, consultants -- to ramp up their sales, management and marketing skills."

Poland's Remarkable Round Table

John Feffer | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
John Feffer

The Round Table lacked perhaps the drama of the Berlin Wall's collapse or Vaclav Havel's leap from prison to presidency. But its patient politicking also represented an alternative to the violence of Romania's revolution and Yugoslavia's descent into war.

Asking for What You Want: 8 Tips for Timid Negotiators

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

When contemplating whether you will ask for something you need, ask yourself what's the worst thing that can happen? If we don't ask for what we want, we will never know what we can really have! Good things rarely show up at our front door.