Author of Great Negotiations: Agreements that Changed the Modern World, Fredrik Stanton is the former president and publisher of the Columbia Daily Spectator, the seventh largest English-speaking daily newspaper in New York City. He has also written for the Boston Herald and the United Nations Association's A Global Agenda. Stanton has served as an election monitor in Armenia, Republic of Georgia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Azerbaijan.
He received a BA in Political Science from Columbia University.
During difficult negotiations, it is often important to start small and build up to the more intractable sticking points, as evidenced by the successful 1949 armistice agreements between Israel and its neighbors.