Here is the recently-released United States Institute of Peace Special Report I highly recommend on "Negotiating with the Islamic Republic of Iran: Raising the Chances for Success Fifteen Points to Remember." It is part of USIP's Cross -Cultural Negotiation Project. It was written by Ambassador (Ret.) John Limbert who served in Iran and was one of the hostages at the US embassy in Tehran from 1979 to 1981. Ambassador Limbert is also working on a book on Iranian negotiating behavior that is scheduled to be completed later this year.