Governments may negotiate with terrorists for both tactical and strategic reasons. Every responsible government facing a long-term terrorist campaign announces that it does not negotiate with terrorists. And yet virtually every one of them does. Is this just blatant hypocrisy? No government wants to reward terrorists or undermine its own support by talking to them. Whatever the cause, the... Continue Reading
Audrey Kurth Cronin
Professor Audrey Kurth Cronin joined George Mason University in September 2011. She teaches Masters and PhD courses in security studies and public policy. Prior to that, she was a faculty member and director of the core course on military strategy at the U.S. National War College (2007-2011). She came to the war college from Oxford University, where she was Director of Studies for the Oxford/Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War from 2005 to 2007. She continues to be a non-residential Senior Research Associate at Oxford.