U.S. Hostage Policy
* The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
The New America Foundation hosted a discussion on U.S. hostage policy. Panelists included former FBI negotiator Gary Noesner; Debra Tice, the mother of Austin Rice; an American journalist missing in Syria since 2012; and Barack Barfi. spokesperson for the family of Steven Sotloff, an American journalist killed by *ISIS. Among the topics they addressed were whether to negotiate with hostage-takers or pay ransoms, and the challenges of returning Americans taken hostage abroad.
* The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State. close
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Barak Barfi Research Fellow New America->International Security Program
Peter L. Bergen Vice President and Director New America->International Security Program
Gary Noesner Chief Negotiator (Former) Federal Bureau of Investigation
Debra Tice Mother Austin Tice
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Mr. Kennedy was a hostage in Iran.
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