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Negotiations

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...

Finding Negotiation Strategies... In A Children's Book?

Matt Cohen | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business
Matt Cohen

Negotiations are a form of conflict resolution, which makes them inherently dramatic. It therefore comes as no surprise that movies and TV shows are f...

The Guardian's Assault on Peace in the Middle East

Ron Prosor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ron Prosor

The self-appointed guardian of Palestinian truth has maximized its opportunity to pledge allegiance to the hardline, national fantasies which have crippled the Palestinian cause for decades.

Uncle Sam and the Shrink: A "Palestine Papers" Drama, in One Act

Sandy Tolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

Earlier this week, Al Jazeera released a decade's worth of memos, emails, maps and minutes from high-level negotiations between the United States, Isr...

ElBaradei, Muslim Brotherhood Offer Political Path Out of Egyptian Confrontation

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The Muslim Brotherhood brings a lot to the table in its potential to help peacefully establish a consensus government that could supervise elections that the majority of Egyptians would see as legitimate.

Salary - Chicken and the Egg

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

Pete was laid off from a position he had been in for 15 years. The good news was he had an interview next week and just needed a little advice on int...

Turkey Felt Betrayed by Israel

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

The collapse of the Israeli-Syrian near peace agreement was the most troubling episode that deepened the growing rift between Turkey and Israel over Iran..

The Tax Cut Deal: Remember Give and Take?

Melanie Billings-Yun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Billings-Yun

"Did Obama blink on tax cuts?" asked the headline in The Washington Post. More than in the answers, I am intrigued by the question. Is governance real...