Should governments ever negotiate with hostage takers for the release of their citizens? From political bargaining throughout history to current activity by the terrorist group ISIS, this important book examines the reasons that groups engage in hostage taking and the effects it has on victims and their larger communities. Readers are exposed to differing perspectives and are encouraged to come to their own conclusions about the media's coverage of terrorism and hostage situations, and how best to deal with these threats now and in the future. Case studies and quotes from key figures, opinions from all sides of the argument, Debate topics invite the reader to consider both sides of an issue Book jacket.
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