Wednesday, October 5, 2016

FEATURE ARTICLES. THE IRAN NUCLEAR TREATY- AVOIDING REALITY. PT 2.


Certificate, Diploma, Document, Seal
So now we have Two or more Governments sitting at the Negotiation Table, each
One Probably Aware to a Certain Extent of Why the Others are there. Before going on
with Further Analysis, it is Important to remember the Following:

-  THIS IS AN ADVERSARIAL RELATIONSHIP, AND THE HOSTILITY BETWEEN THOSE INVOLVED IN NEGOTIATIONS IS GOING TO SHAPE THE MANNER IN WHICH THEY ARE CONDUCTED.

Each Side can CREATE AN IMMEDIATE TONE FOR THE NEGOTIATIONS, BY SIMPLY TREATING THE OPPOSING SIDE AS:

-  A PERENNIAL ENEMY WHO CAN NEVER BE TRUSTED.

                                            OR

-  AN OPPONENT ON THE WORLD STAGE, WHO MUST 
EARN TRUST BY SHOWING GOOD FAITH AND FLEXIBILITY.  ALSO,
ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THEIR MOTIVATIONS MAY BE DIFFERENT,  
BUT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED VALID ENOUGH TO HAVE AN OPEN
DIALOGUE.

                                             OR 

-   A POSSIBLE FUTURE ALLY OR FRIEND, GIVEN A CHANGE IN
CIRCUMSTANCES.  ALSO, UNDERSTANDING THAT THE PERSON OR PERSONS YOU ARE NEGOTIATING WITH NOW, MAY BE THOSE WHO
HOLD THE REIGNS OF POWER IN THE FUTURE.

WHILE MANY WILL NAIVELY CLAIM THAT COUNTRIES LIKE IRAN 
WILL NEVER BE A FRIEND OR ALLY FORGET THAT THE ART 
OF DIPLOMACY IS TO DO WHAT IS IN YOUR COUNTRIES BEST 
INTEREST, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE.  THIS DOESN'T MEAN 
GIVING UP YOUR IDEALS, AND BECOMING WHAT YOU FEAR AND 
HATE.  IT'S ADAPTING TODAYS SITUATION, TO LESSONS FROM THE 
PAST, BOTH GOOD AND BAD.  


Just in the 20th Century, think of the COUNTRIES WHO WERE AT ONE TIME 
ALLIES OF THE U.S. WHO BECAME FOES, OR VICE- VERSA, FOES WHO LATER BECAME ALLIES.

Date-  8/11/2015.