On 3 August 1990, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 600 condemning the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and demanding that Iraq unconditionally withdraw all forces deployed in Kuwait. After a series of failed negotiations between major world powers and Iraq, President George H.W. Bush conducted a one way negotiation, in front of the full support of Congress and the Senate, stating the requirements for a peaceful resolution to the invasion. Please watch the terms of the negotiation as presented in the video.
Watch the video mentioned in Chapter 1 of the text titled, “President George H.W. Bush – Address Before Congress on Iraq”, (6m 03s), located at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll_GjnDCbjk.
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
- Discuss the specific negotiation skills that President Bush utilized in his one-way negotiation session with Saddam Hussein that he addressed in front of Congress. Provide specific examples of these negotiation skills to support your rationale.
- Debate whether or not you believe President Bush’s approaches to the negotiation process were effective or ineffective in achieving his desired results. Justify your response.
- Indicate who you believe was in control of the outcome of the negotiation attempts—Bush or Hussein. Provide concrete examples of this control to support your position.
- Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.