Probably in all teams only you and Callis professional negotiators. You see things faster but Callis manage his emotions better. Good if it is the case. (Though I do not see big contradiction). May be Kuhe letter was initiated by Callis... Can we exclude following worst case scenario:? 1) Eagles pretend that they are "bound" and Kuhe research Republic for them. In reality they research Lit or Math, say. 2) Eagles make Rep - MM or math, (depending of "our" research plan) deal with Anarchos, Anarhos accumulate cash. 3) They trade, and it is hard follow is it "consistent" or not, because it is three of them. 4) we compete with three then, anarhos research slow, accumulating cash. 5) They enter to MA (all scientific) trade techs, Anarhos even keep the Rep - MA Tech deal, but we are much behind as a result?