Most people probably do not recognize a distinct difference between the terms “conflict” and “dispute.” However, many conflict scholars do draw a distinction between the two terms. As is unfortunately common in this field, different scholars define the terms in different ways, leading to confusion.
I am delighted to announce that my new book is now available. Smart & Savvy: Negotiation Strategies for Academia is based on my experience training scientists and doctors in negotiation.
The conflict in Syria continues to claim lives, over a year since the war started – especially in west of the country. This map, created for us by the team at CartoDB, uses data from Syrian Shuhada – also used by the UN – and each circle represents the number of people who died each day.
Advocates of ‘cliodynamics’ say that they can use scientific methods to illuminate the past. But historians are not so sure.
With Gadhafi and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez being both friends and allies, it is not surprising that the US, Italy and Gadhafi’s opponents in Libya do not like the idea. Mediation only works when the mediation process and the mediator are perceived as neutral and impartial.
In an attempt to revamp the negotiations, opposition representatives contacted their adversaries and stipulated that a negotiation was crucial for the benefit of Poland. As a result, negotiations reconvened in early March … The opposition’s actions, which probably precluded an irreconcilable impasse, are most appropriately analyzed in the context of William Ury’s “Five Steps of Breakthrough Negotiation.”
Part III will examine the specific negotiation tactics employed in the Second Official Proposal and analyze why these tactics either succeeded or failed.