Negotiating With Shutdown Terrorists

Get HimWhen to Negotiate with Terrorists, Hijackers, and Kidnappers
By Brian Gongol (2004)

The incentive to undertake a terrorist act can be expressed as an economic mathematical equation, in which the costs and benefits to terrorists and victims are summed to determine the terrorist’s incentive to act. By evaluating how this equation is completed, victim parties (such as nation-states) can determine what their method for responding to terror attacks should be. Because terrorists are always inclined to act, the only effective response is for victim parties to randomly alternate among several responses, ranging from complicity with terrorist demands to brutal retaliation. Official public policy should Continue reading