Roundtable

Paying for hostages

To pay or not to pay? Should governments save kidnap victims by paying ransoms? Or does it just encourage terror groups to take more captives? Scores of kidnapped girls were suddenly released last week by Nigerian militants Boko Haram. Nigeria's government denied a ransom was paid for their freedom. But why the concerns about ransoms? Isn't it a price worth paying to save lives? Or does it just prove to militants their methods work? Roundtable is a discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it's about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:30 GMT on TRT World.

Paying for hostages

Paying for hostages

Does negotiating with terrorists work?

Does negotiating with terrorists work?

Suspected Boko Haram fighters released after years of detention

Suspected Boko Haram fighters released after years of detention

Boko Haram Wives: 30,000 women and children rescued in two years

Boko Haram Wives: 30,000 women and children rescued in two years

The legacy of Pope Benedict XVI

The legacy of Pope Benedict XVI

Can the EU fill Russia’s power vacuum in Central Asia?

Can the EU fill Russia’s power vacuum in Central Asia?

Will Putin stay in the Kremlin in 2023?

Will Putin stay in the Kremlin in 2023?

Is sabotage an effective tactic for climate activism?

Is sabotage an effective tactic for climate activism?

Is the arms industry driving climate change?

Is the arms industry driving climate change?

Russian oil price cap: Will it work?

Russian oil price cap: Will it work?

Is Washington pressuring Europe over China?

Is Washington pressuring Europe over China?

How Europe's population is changing - and what's being done

How Europe's population is changing - and what's being done

Is the US making a profit from the conflict in Ukraine?

Is the US making a profit from the conflict in Ukraine?

Anti-war sentiment: is it on the rise?

Anti-war sentiment: is it on the rise?

What is the role of Belarus in the Ukraine conflict?

What is the role of Belarus in the Ukraine conflict?

France left the Sahel - What is worth it?  What next?

France left the Sahel - What is worth it? What next?

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