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Stephen's #ConsideredView on Negotiating with Terrorists

As the violence continues around the Islamic state organization in Iraq and Syria, there’s been a suggestion from Tony Blair’s former Chief of Staff, Jonathan Powell, that at some point, Western democratic governments are going to have to sit down and talk to the group known as ISIS.

On Wednesday, Stephen Grootes spoke to former minister in South Africa's National Party government and chief negotiator, Roelf Meyer who says "talk and dialogue are the best options to find a solution". In this week's Considered View, Stephen reflects on the wisdom in negotiating with terrorists.

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