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Published by: Harvard Kennedy School
Published in: 1989
Length: 26 pages

Abstract

When a wave of terrorist bombings strikes at the heart of Paris, the newly installed government of Prime Minister Jacques Chirac must balance hard-line campaign promises forswearing negotiations with terrorists groups against a growing need to halt the violence. In the process, the French state confronts the intersection of terrorism and politics, as it deals with shadowy forces challenging its authority.

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Abstract

When a wave of terrorist bombings strikes at the heart of Paris, the newly installed government of Prime Minister Jacques Chirac must balance hard-line campaign promises forswearing negotiations with terrorists groups against a growing need to halt the violence. In the process, the French state confronts the intersection of terrorism and politics, as it deals with shadowy forces challenging its authority.

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