Global Politics

The Art of Negotiating a Nuclear Program

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Iranian President-elect Hassan Rohani speaks to the media following a visit to the Khomeini mausoleum in Tehran, June 16, 2013.

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Seyed Hassan Mousavi/Reuters/Fars News

Both Tehran and Washington seem to be ready to engage in nuclear talks.

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So far, years of negotiations have not yielded a major breakthrough.

But how does one go about negotiating a complex and difficult topic such as the Iranian nuclear program?

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with William Ury, co-founder of the Harvard Negotiation Project and co-author of “Getting to Yes, Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In.”

He’s been an adviser and mediator in several international conflicts.