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The Resource We want to negotiate : the secret world of kidnapping, hostages and ransom, Joel Simon

We want to negotiate : the secret world of kidnapping, hostages and ransom, Joel Simon

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We want to negotiate : the secret world of kidnapping, hostages and ransom
Title
We want to negotiate
Title remainder
the secret world of kidnapping, hostages and ransom
Statement of responsibility
Joel Simon
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Starting in late 2012, Westerners working in Syria -- journalists and aid workers -- began disappearing without a trace. A year later the world learned they had been taken hostage by the Islamic State. Throughout 2014, all the Europeans came home, first the Spanish, then the French, then an Italian, a German, and a Dane. In August 2014, the Islamic State began executing the Americans -- including journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, followed by the British hostages. Joel Simon, who in nearly two decades at the Committee to Protect Journalists has worked on dozens of hostages cases, delves into the heated hostage policy debate. The Europeans paid millions of dollars to a terrorist group to free their hostages. The US and the UK refused to do so, arguing that any ransom would be used to fuel terrorism and would make the crime more attractive, increasing the risk to their citizens. We Want to Negotiate is an exploration of the ethical, legal, and strategic considerations of a bedeviling question: Should governments pay ransom to terrorists?
Summary
Starting in late 2012, Westerners working in Syria -- journalists and aid workers -- began disappearing without a trace. A year later the world learned they had been taken hostage by the Islamic State. Throughout 2014, all the Europeans came home, first the Spanish, then the French, then an Italian, a German, and a Dane. In August 2014, the Islamic State began executing the Americans -- including journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, followed by the British hostages. Joel Simon, who in nearly two decades at the Committee to Protect Journalists has worked on dozens of hostages cases, delves into the heated hostage policy debate. The Europeans paid millions of dollars to a terrorist group to free their hostages. The US and the UK refused to do so, arguing that any ransom would be used to fuel terrorism and would make the crime more attractive, increasing the risk to their citizens
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Writing style
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10754851
Cataloging source
YDX
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1964-
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Simon, Joel
Dewey number
327
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Kidnapping
  • Terrorists
  • Ransom
  • Kidnapping
  • Ransom
  • Terrorists
Target audience
adult
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the secret world of kidnapping, hostages and ransom
Label
We want to negotiate : the secret world of kidnapping, hostages and ransom, Joel Simon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (169-189)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The hostage advocate -- The general -- The insurance broker -- The treasury official -- The aid workers -- The parents -- Epilogue
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9780999745427
Lccn
2018949787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1022977425
  • (OCoLC)on1022977425
  • 634727
  • 660781
  • 660781
Label
We want to negotiate : the secret world of kidnapping, hostages and ransom, Joel Simon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (169-189)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The hostage advocate -- The general -- The insurance broker -- The treasury official -- The aid workers -- The parents -- Epilogue
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9780999745427
Lccn
2018949787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1022977425
  • (OCoLC)on1022977425
  • 634727
  • 660781
  • 660781

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