When should you negotiate with terrorists?

From today’s NY Times: “The lone American prisoner of war from the Afghan conflict, captured by [the Taliban] nearly five years ago, has been released to American forces in exchange for five Taliban detainees held at [the US military prison in] Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.” According to some sources, the released POW, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, had “allegedly abandoned his post after growing disillusioned with America’s wars and the potentially illegal deal struck by the White House to free him.” [Temporal typo, anyone?] By the way, how would you model the top-secret negotiations between the US Government and the Taliban? As a Game of Chicken, a Prisoner’s Dilemma, or a Coordination Game?

The perfect gift for … the Taliban!

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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