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Hostage Crises and Foreign Policy

Elina Noor, Assistant Director of Foreign Policy and Security Studies, Institute of Strategic and International Studies

09-Feb-15 15:00

Hostage Crises and Foreign Policy

Burning alive a Jordanian air force pilot and the beheading of two Japanese hostages by ISIL have dramatically reoriented the foreign policy outlook of both Japan and Jordan. What is ISIL’s game plan and did it backfire? We speak to security studies expert Elina Noor about how hostage crises affect foreign policies and lessons from the past.

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Tags:  terrorismhostage crisesforeign relations

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