What To Do When Negotiations Hit a Wall

A single-minded focus on a border wall with Mexico drove the U.S. government into the longest government shutdown in the nation’s history. Program on Negotiation experts analyze the impasse and offer solutions for entrenched parties.

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A budget impasse growing more adversarial by the day. A government shutdown that kept hundreds of thousands unpaid, suspended vital services, and damaged the economy. Presidential threats to bypass Congress and declare a national emergency.

How did we get there? The budget impasse in Washington, D.C., apparently started in 2014 when those advising Donald Trump on

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