Politics, International Institutions and NGOs
Negotiations in an International Context
Negotiations and conflicts on the international arena are only something for truly skilled negotiators and communicators. These are very often multilateral negotiations and thus involve a number of conflicting interests, which make it very difficult or even impossible to maintain an overview and, above all, to work out joint solutions. In contrary to "pure" business negotiations, there are not only diametrically different interests of the negotiating partners, but also many other and immensely complicated factors that play a role.
Different cultures, geo-political interests, different histories and political interdependencies make such negotiations extremely difficult. The additional factor of "power", especially in the interplay of states, usually leaves no room for manoeuvre for productive and thus successful negotiations or conflict resolution; supposed compromises are only generated under pressure, "unfair" deals are thus made possible.
The "powerful" become bigger and bigger,
the "weak" smaller and smaller.