Case Studies in International Terrorism: Hostage Crises and Hijackings

  • Bernhard Blumenau


As the previous chapter has demonstrated, West Germany was highly exposed to domestic terrorism. But German terrorists were also eager to cooperate with foreign groups in order to increase pressure on the federal government to abide by their demands, which focussed on the release of other terrorists from prison. While the German government could respond to domestic terrorism by developing new laws or increasing the competences of the police, this was not possible for acts of terrorism committed against German citizens, officials, and interests abroad. Indeed, the 1970s were not only the decade of domestic terrorism, but Germany also had to cope with international terrorists.


United Nations Security Council Foreign Minister German Government International Terrorism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernhard Blumenau
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  1. 1.Graduate Institute of International and Development StudiesGenevaSwitzerland

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