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Negotiations

North Korea's Surprising Sense of Vulnerability and Hopes for Change

Vishakha N. Desai | Posted 02.20.2012 | World
Vishakha N. Desai

Last June we met with North Korea's Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs. It was perhaps among the last substantial, non-classified contact between Westerners and high-level North Korean officials of the regime of Kim Jong Il. We were surprised by what transpired.

Are Political Negotiations Dead?

William Pierce | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
William Pierce

Given the passion and commitment and monumental issues the Founders struggled over and compromised over -- most of them were, after all, willing to die for their beliefs -- it is hard, perhaps impossible, to understand our politicians today.

Conflict Resolution: Why Fighting Makes Things Better

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 12.10.2011 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

We tend to assume that arguments are bad. We're wrong. The best ideas often come from arguing. Here are two examples: How fighting against a hi...

Talks Between GM, Auto Workers Union Heat Up

Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

(Bernie Woodall and Deepa Seetharaman) - Contract talks between General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers union have intensified and shifted t...

How To Win A Negotiation

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

It appears that it is hard to be persuasive when negotiating. People enter negotiations knowing that the other party is an adversary. Each side wants to get the best deal, and so they treat every piece of information given by the other party with skepticism.

Joshua Hersh

Former Sen. Arlen Specter Calls For Dialogue with Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.17.2011 | World

Former Sen. Arlen Specter, a longtime proponent of diplomatic exchanges with America’s most hostile counterparts, is calling for renewed negotiation...

Friday Talking Points -- Obama 2.0?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In the midst of the debt ceiling frenzy, nobody seems to have noticed that Obama is negotiating in a markedly different way than what we've seen from him in the past. He is at the absolute center of the showdown.

Friday Talking Points -- Obama's Fourteenth Option

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The silly season has come early to Washington, it seems. The root cause is a simple fact of American politics these days -- sometimes, there just can't be transparency.

It's Not Stealing, It's Dealing

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 09.05.2011 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

If you're a buyer chafing at the inflexible stance adopted by the homeowners you repeatedly encounter, it may be wise to examine your negotiating style.

Lucia Graves

Republican Lawmaker Goes Silent On 'Hatred Of God' Controversy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In pitching his Senate bid before a St. Louis County audience, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) glossed over the controversy that has plagued him ...

Tyler Kingkade

UPDATE: Republican Senator Vows To Block Everything

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Freshman Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) declared that as long as the debt ceiling negotiations are held behind closed doors, he will block al...

Fatah, Hamas and the Future of Palestine

Marc Gopin | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Marc Gopin

Considering the sweeping changes across the Middle East and the rising din of the popular voice of nonviolent resistance, the United States may be forced to confront the Israeli government with a stark choice.

The Real Nuclear Disaster

Stuart Diamond | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green
Stuart Diamond

The public is right to be concerned about nuclear power, and right to bar new plants. Even setting aside the long-term issue of isolating nuclear wastes, the worldwide nuclear industry just doesn't have its act together.

Did Netanyahu Attempt to Score Partisan Points Against Obama in Washington?

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Sigurd Neubauer

Conservative republicans may feel more sympathetic towards Netanyahu's leadership style, but it would be foolish to lose liberal Americans by playing up partisan differences by publicly undercutting Obama's call for direct negotiations with Abbas.

The Cost of Not Negotiating

Stuart Diamond | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Stuart Diamond

Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. Two guys cost a trillion dollars. Is there a better way to spend our money?

Was the Budget Deal an Overreaction to the Election?

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

2010 may be something of a "soft mandate" year, empowering Republicans and pushing Obama and the Democrats to accept deals they otherwise would not have considered.

Protect Your Manhood: End the War in Afghanistan

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Before you enlist or deploy, I think you have to ask yourself whether we still live in the same country that sent Max Cleland off to be maimed in a war in which our leaders did not believe.

How to Negotiate Like Batman

Matt Cohen | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Matt Cohen

Negotiation can be a dramatic form of conflict resolution, which is why there are excellent negotiations case studies in movies. There's a particularly great lesson about an hour into The Dark Knight.

How To Negotiate Vendor Contracts

Scott Gerber | Posted 06.01.2011 | Business
Scott Gerber

I am negotiating a long-term deal with one of my vendors. What are some of the terms I should consider and include in exchange for signing this multi-year contract?

An Open Letter to Liberal Supporters of the Libya War

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.28.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The decision of the Obama Administration to engage the country in a new Middle East war without Congressional authorization represents a long-term threat to the U.S. peace movement.

Century Foundation Calls for Real Political Talks Now to End the Afghanistan War

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

This latest report reinforces the view that the sooner the U.S. abandons its demand for a de facto surrender before talks can begin, the better.

"No-Fly Zone"? Senator Kerry, the UN Charter Is Supreme Law

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya must be approved by the UN Security Council. Otherwise, it will violate the UN Charter -- and the U.S. Constitution, which states that our treaty obligations are "the supreme law of the land."

And if Not Now, When?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Is Israel better off than it was two years ago? The answer is unequivocal -- no. Israel is more isolated in the international community and more threatened from all sides than perhaps ever before.

Time to Get Serious About the Arms Treaty (ATT)

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Advocates and NGOs will spend the next week both putting pressure, and working collaboratively with States, to ensure we move towards the strongest ATT possible.

Sam Stein

Wisconsin Democrat: Scott Walker Exposed As 'Cocky' And 'Gullible,' Has Pushed Us Away From Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A member of the crew of 14 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin to prevent passage of a sharp anti-union measure, said a reveali...