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About turn: Preparing the military negotiator in current conflicts

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1 January 2010
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About turn: Preparing the military negotiator in current conflicts

This paper compares the state for the negotiation paradigm in the 1990s to the state of negotiations contexts and practises in the contemporary sphere, arguing that the current climate of ideological clashes requires a shift from a military, aggressive strategy to one that focuses on negotiation and an attempt to find a solution through discussion and compromise. The paper covers various topics, including the need for greater contextual awareness; working with volatility, which the author claims requires the inclusion of unusual problem solving techniques and training manuals designed for learners based on their desire or requirement to be trained. The paper is quite practical concerning the design of training exercises and manuals and calls for constant refreshers.

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