Danielle Gilbert

Danielle Gilbert is an assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University and a fellow with the Bridging the Gap Project. She studies political violence, international security, hostage taking, and negotiations.

Why Colombia’s ELN freed a soccer star’s parents

Research on kidnappings by armed groups explains the impact on Colombia’s peace process.

Why the Gaza hostage crisis is different

What we know about Hamas hostage-taking and Israel’s hostage recovery policy.

Biden’s hostage diplomacy, explained

It's a marriage of concessions and sanctions.

Why authoritarian governments take hostages

It’s not just a terrorist tactic any more.

Brittney Griner was ‘wrongfully detained.’ What happens now?

The State Department announcement gives the U.S. government ways to negotiate for the release of the WNBA star

American missionaries were kidnapped for ransom in Haiti. What happens in these cases?

Here’s the research on hostage-taking and recovery

Armed group allegedly plotted to kidnap Michigan’s governor. Here are 5 things to know about political kidnappings.

Mobile phones have made terrorist kidnappings more dangerous.

Why Trump’s alleged comments about soldiers brought so much outrage

This study examines who Americans think deserves government support.

Trump claims he’s the greatest hostage negotiator ever. So why did he make it harder to bring Americans home?

The “cheif hostage negotiator” doesn’t seem to understand how American policy works.

The U.S. believes that kidnapped journalist Austin Tice is still alive. Here are 5 things to know about global kidnapping.