chapter  15
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Negotiating with terrorists: When, how and why?

Officially, the subject does not exist: we do not negotiate with terrorists. Practically, however, there are negotiations and negotiations, and terrorists and terrorists. The subject is currently topical, but also analytically challenging, occurring more frequently than it is studied. What, then, does the fact of dealing with terrorists have to do with the negotiation process? When (and when not) can negotiations take place with terrorists? How does one negotiate with terrorists if one does (must, can)?