Negotiating Hostage Crises with the New Terrorists

Negotiating Hostage Crises with the New Terrorists

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This book is about the role of negotiation in resolving terrorist barricade hostage crises. While there are many trained crisis negotiators around the world, almost none of them has ever had contact with a terrorist hostage-taking incident. Further, the entire training program of most hostage negotiators focuses on resolving crises that do not take into consideration issues such as ideology, religion, or the differing sets of strategic objectives and mindsets of ideological hostage takers. This is especially true with regard to the terrorists of the qnewq breed, who have become less discriminate, more lethal, and more willing to execute hostages and die during the incident. Further, many of the paradigms and presumptions upon which the contemporary practice of crisis negotiation is based do not reflect the reality of the qnew terrorists.q The main focus of this book is on the detailed reconstruction and analysis of the two most high-profile cases in recent years, the Moscow theater and the Beslan school hostage crises, with a clear purpose of drawing lessons for hostage negotiation strategies in the future.This book is about the role of negotiation in resolving terrorist barricade hostage crises.


Title:Negotiating Hostage Crises with the New Terrorists
Author: Adam Dolnik, Keith M. Fitzgerald
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 2008
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