Negotiating Under Fire explores how real-time and severe security crises between two nations impact diplomatic initiatives between those countries. Using the Baruch Goldstein Hebron massacre of 1994, the Nachshon Wachsman kidnapping and execution of 1994, and the nine-day string of suicide bus bombings carried out in Israel in March 1996 as case studies to examine the impact of terrorism on negotiations over Oslo II (the Gaza-Jericho Agreement), the book concludes that insurgents or those hostile to peace talks can and do undermine negotiations.
Dr. Matthew Levitt teaches at Johns Hopkins University and is a senior fellow and director of the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. From 2005 to 2007, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the US Department of the Treasury. Previously, he served as an FBI counterterrorism analyst.
Foreword Acknowledgments Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. The Hebron Massacre Chapter 3. The Wachsman Abduction and Murder Chapter 4. The 1996 Suicide Bus Bombings Chapter 5. A Focused Comparison of the Goldstein, Wachsman, and 1996 Bombings Crises Chapter 6 Conclusion: Toward a Theory of Crisis Management under Conditions of Ongoing Negotiations