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When should we negotiate with terrorists?: Mitchell Reiss at TEDxColumbiaSIPA
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Added Mar 12, 2013
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“Not talking is not cost free.”

It’s an old movie cliché: “Don’t negotiate with terrorists.” But in the real world, are there times when negotiation might actually be the best course of action? If you do it right, says Mitchell Reiss, it might be possible to save lives by sitting down to talk with terrorist leaders.