State hostage taking – what is it and how can we stop it?

As we learn the fantastic news of the release of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig from China, what is state hostage taking, how prevalent is it, why does it matter, and what can we do to stop it?

Just last week, I chaired an event at Chatham House to pose these questions to Jason Rezaian and Dr Carla Ferstman. You can view the event here.

Categories: foreign policy, hostage international, hostages, kidnapping, media, mental health, re-traumatization, survivors, trauma, Uncategorized

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