This manual for international negotiations is an essential tool for successfully resolving conflict. While this book is mostly about international conflict, these ideas are relevant to other kinds of disputes, even in individual daily lives. The book lays out some tools for conflict analysis, & some practical applications of these tools that can help refine problem-solving skills. Instead of just asking why things work -- or don't -- the authors ask how individuals can affect the way things work. They consider ways that people both inside & outside of gov't. -- CEOs, scientists, lobbyists, academics, journalists, diplomats, university students -- might themselves influence international events.