‘To get the dominoes to fall takes a lot of creativity. It takes a lot of networking,’ says one former hostage negotiator.
- The U.S. government often works with third parties on cases involving Americans wrongfully detained.
- Some captives, even after they are freed, never learn the full details of what led to their release.
- The Richardson Center has worked on many cases including those of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan.
When Myanmar’s military leader heard the flattering comments from Bill Richardson, a former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and onetime governor of New Mexico, Min Aung Hlaing took off his glasses, leaned in and opened up about how it felt to lead when leadership wasn’t necessarily ever his intention, about his family, about his life.
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