Negotiating with Terrorists

The latest wave of violence and kidnapping in Saudi Arabia raises an old question: Should governments negotiate with terrorists when hostages are involved. Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests for that discussion. And, it's been a year since the racially charged riots in Benton Harbor, Mich. We'll check in with that community later today.

Guests:

Brian Jenkins
*Senior advisor to the president of the RAND Corp.
*Some of the reports he's co-authored include Countering al Qaeda and Deterrence and influence in countering terrorism

Gianni Picco
*Former United Nations hostage negotiator (was assistant U.N. secretary-general under Javier Perez de Cueller)
*Author of Man Without a Gun: One Diplomat's Secret Struggle to Free the Hostages, Fight Terrorism, and End a War
*Chairman of an international consulting firm, GDP Associates, in New York

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