Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Kinzer op-ed in Al Jazeera

Kinzer concludes that paying ransom for citizens is a harmful and dangerous option.

August 22, 2014

In Al Jazeera Journalist in Residence Stephen Kinzer explains that in paying ransom for it's citizens, the US would be putting a "target" on the backs of future citizens abroad to become victims of a hostage situation.

"James Foley did not die in vain" by Stephen Kinzer - Al Jazeera