Does the U.S. No-Concessions Policy Deter Kidnappings of Americans?

Does the U S No Concessions Policy Deter Kidnappings of Americans This paper looks at the history of kidnapping over the past years to examine whether the U S policy of not paying ransom to terrorists holding Americans hostage is an effective deterrent Earlier re

  • Title: Does the U.S. No-Concessions Policy Deter Kidnappings of Americans?
  • Author: Brian Michael Jenkins
  • ISBN: 9780833099662
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • This paper looks at the history of kidnapping over the past 45 years to examine whether the U.S policy of not paying ransom to terrorists holding Americans hostage is an effective deterrent Earlier research found little empirical evidence to support the assertion More recent research also casts doubt on the deterrence value, although one study says that U.S ransom paymThis paper looks at the history of kidnapping over the past 45 years to examine whether the U.S policy of not paying ransom to terrorists holding Americans hostage is an effective deterrent Earlier research found little empirical evidence to support the assertion More recent research also casts doubt on the deterrence value, although one study says that U.S ransom payments would have prompted kidnappings.

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