Kidnappings and Hostage Situations Timeline

Apr 17 2014

Mali: French Forces Free 5 Kidnap Victims

Apr 17 2014

Libya: Tunisian Diplomat Kidnapped In Tripoli

Feb 27 2014

Understanding the Risks of Travel To Mexico

Jan 26 2014

Libya: Tripoli In Talks With Cairo Over Kidnapped Diplomats

Dec 26 2013

Mexico: Tactical Adaptations in Virtual Kidnapping

Nov 18 2013

Libya: Deputy Intelligence Chief Released Following Abduction

Nov 17 2013

Nigeria: French Hostage Escapes Captivity

Nov 02 2013

Mali: Kidnapped French Journalists Found Dead

Nov 01 2013

Iraq: Eastern Oil Field Attacked

Oct 31 2013
Al Qaeda Allegedly Collects a Ransom

Al Qaeda Allegedly Collects a Ransom

Oct 29 2013

Niger, France: Hostages Freed After 3 Years


Since the “Stockholm syndrome” hit the media in the early 1970s, following a bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden, kidnappings and hostage situations have become virtually an academic field of study. Situations vary, depending upon the captors and their goals. To avoid (or survive) such ordeals, it helps to know what they look like and how they might unfold.

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