To Curb North Korean Provocations, Pressure Must Be Placed On China

There is a steady stream of news these days about North Korean missile launches and nuclear tests.  Accompanying this news are debates and discussions about how the United States should handle the situation.  I wanted to offer my own assessments and opinion on the matter.

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Talking And Fighting: Being Alert To “Stacking The Deck” In Negotiations

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I find great profit in the study of the art of negotiation.  Where two opposing wills collide, it is essential to understand the dynamics of the interaction, so that one may have some chance of achieving the desired outcome.

When one has conducted numerous negotiations in his career, one begins to see patterns emerge.  These same patterns are also evident on the international stage, when the antagonisms of nation-states find uneasy resolution in dialogue.

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