Khawaja Obaid Ur Rehman

Khawaja Obaid Ur Rehman is a student of International Relations at the National University of Modern Languages Islamabad. He is currently the editor at Youth Diplomacy Forum.

The Prisoner’s Dilemma of Hostage Diplomacy: How States Exploit Foreigners

Written by Khawaja Obaid Ur Rehman 12:05 pm

Khawaja Obaid ur Rehman explains the concept of ‘hostage diplomacy’ – linking it to the recent arrest of US basketball player Brittney Griner who got arrested in Russia. He also applies the concept of ‘prisoner’s dilemma’ to show just how tricky the practice of imprisoning foreign nationals to achieve specific national interests can be.
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