In my professional career I used a pretty good problem solving technique; acknowledging that the problem exists, and they actually will (always unfortunately) occur and it is just how you deal with them (and THAT you deal with them) that makes the difference! (a technique which is also valid for private life btw. 🙂 ).
The ‘international guidelines for problem solving’ chart below show some different approaches (ROTFLMAO!), I am not so sure if they reach the same positive results, but perhaps real solutions are not the main objective in international politics… 🙂