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Rescue, ransom, escape or death are the only four outcomes for hostages
Held Hostage – TheStar.com

Posted December 1, 2016.

‘Waco’ Miniseries Starring Taylor Kitsch Lands at Spike TV
The Hollywood Reporter – Hollywoodreporter.com

Posted: October 26, 2016

FBI negotiator’s story of deadly Waco standoff to be told on TV
The Florida Times – Jacksonville.com

Posted: September 10, 2016

The Weinstein Company had announced the production of a mini-series on the 1993 Branch Davidian siege based in part on Gary Noesner’s book “Stalling For Time, My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator.” Actor Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire) will play Gary Noesner in the program.
Read More at The Hollywood Reporter

Posted: August 30, 2016

I Was a Crisis Negotiator for 23 Years. Here’s What It’s Like to Talk Down an Armed Hostage Taker.
The Trace

Posted: August 25, 2016

Resolving Conflict: Negotiating Like The FBI.
CONQA Sport

Posted: July 1, 2016

Negotiating in the heat of the moment – how to keep calm when negotiating under pressure.
Harvard Law School, Program of Negotiation, Daily Blog

Posted: June 20, 2016

Police Weighed Deadly Risks in Orlando Hostage Dilemma
The Wall Street Journal

Posted: June 13, 2016

Oregon militia standoff: FBI strategy meets YouTube live-streaming
The Guardian

Posted: February 11, 2016

Oregon standoff: memory of botched Waco siege shapes federal response
The Guardian

Posted: January 6, 2016

The Perils of Ambiguity
Psychology Today

Posted: January 4, 2016

Win arguments with your spouse like an FBI negotiator
Fox and Friends

Posted: November 2, 2015

New York Post – How to argue with your spouse like an FBI hostage negotiator
by Jay Ferrari

Posted: October 30, 2015

Men’s Health – How to Argue Like an FBI Hostage Negotiator
by Jay Ferrari

Posted: October 29, 2015

The New Republic – “The Injustice Collectors: How to Understand Vester Flanagans Grievance-Filled Manifesto”
by Dave Cullen

Posted: August 31, 2015

CNN – Talking to terrorists: Can it bring American hostages home?

Posted: June 26, 2015

Families Press for Change in Policy on Hostages

Posted: May 29, 2015

Interview for Article in Christian Science Monitor entitled: “FBI helped facilitate ransom payment: Was it the right move?”

Posted: April 30, 2015

Article in Business Insider entitled: “Here’s what it’s REALLY like to work for the FBI.”

Posted: April 29, 2015

Interview in TIME Article entitled: “Maybe We Should Negotiate With Terrorists”

Posted: December 12, 2014

Interview in a New York Times article entitled: “The Cost of the U.S. ban on Paying for Hostages.”

Posted: December 12, 2014

“Interview with Gary Noesner”

Interviewer: Matthias Schranner
Blog: Matthias Schranner Comments On
Posted: 29th August, 2014

Please visit this link for information on the “N-Conference 2014”
Schranner Negotiation Instititute

“How Could We Have Saved James Foley?”

Hosted by: Ricky Camilleri
HUFFPOST Live
Aired: 22nd August, 2014

“FBI Hostage Negotiators Share Their Insight on the James Foley Tragedy”

By: Polly Mosendz
The Wire.com
Aired: 21st August, 2014

“4 Aspects of Hostage Situations Movies Didn’t Prepare Me For”

Author: JF Sargent
For Cracked.com
August 8th, 2014

How to Always Get Your Way: Secrets from an FBI Hostage Negotiator

Author: Cate Lineberry
For “Life Reimagined”
June 3rd, 2014

“You’re Doing It Wrong – Arguing”

Former FBI negotiator explains how to get anyone on your side.
Article appears in Men’s Journal
Author: Maria Fontoura
Published: April 2014

“6 Hostage Negotiation Techniques That Will Get You What You Want

Article featuring Gary from a previous interview
Author: Eric Barker for his blog “Barking up the wrong tree”
Published: June 19th, 2013
www.bakadesuyo.com

“What Kind Of Monster Wants To Shoot Up His School?

Article on violence featuring Gary
Author: Camille Dodero
Published: December 13th, 2013
www.gawker.com

“Wind on Capitol Hill – Nail-Biter”

Story in the New Yorker Magazine
Author: Lizzie Widdicombe
Published: October 2013

Podcast – Recorded interview on ElectricPolitics.com

Interview with George Kenney at www.electricpolitics.com
Aired: October 11th 2013

“Top Tips From FBI Hostage Negotiator On Crime And Business”

Interview for Forbes on-line magazine
Published: 29th August, 2013
Author: Josh Wolfe – Contributor for Forbes on-line magazine

Radio interview with Gary re: Hostage situation in Germany

Irish Newstalk Radio 106-108fm
Aired: 21st August, 2013

“Feds Learned From Mistakes Made in Branch Davidian Standoff” – Link no long accessible

Article featured in the Star-Telegram
Author: Bill Hanna, Star-Telegram.com
Published: 19th April, 2013

Forbes Magazine article on Camille Sweeney’s book “The Art of Doing”- How to be a Super Achiever: The ten qualities that matter.

“Stalling for Time” book jacket featured on slide ten within the article.
Author: Jenna Goudreau, Forbes staff
Published: 17th January, 2013

“The Art of Doing”, by Camille Sweeney & Josh Gosfield

“How super achievers do what they do and how they do it so well.”
Numerous individuals are profiled, including Laura Linney, Yogi Berra, Cesar Milan, Alec Baldwin, Martina Navratilova and others.
Gary has had chapter 26 devoted to his negotiating career.
Available January 29 2013 from Penguin Books

Terror in October: A Look Back at the DC Sniper Attacks

By: Alicia C. Shepard
Washingtonian.com
Published September 26th 2012

Skype with retired FBI Author Gary Noesner at the Port Richmond Library.

By: Muriel Richards
Port Richmond Library, NY
June 2nd, 2012

Jim Harold’s Crimescene – Podcast

Jim Harold’s campfire news
Aired: November 2011

Waco: Faith, Fear & Fire

CNN Special Report
Aired: April 2011

“Battle over national debt ceiling has negotiation experts shaking their heads”

By: David A. Fahrenthold
The Washington Post
Published: May 7th, 2011

Former FBI agent discusses negotiation

By: Carolyn Livengood
San Mateo County Times
Published: Friday, 18th March 2011

Resolving Hostage Crisis: Lessons from Colombia

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Published: March, 2011

Gary Noesner, FBI Negotiator, outlines vital hostage negotiating factors – Link no longer accessible

Article by: Dr Cialdini
Inside Influence Report
Published: Monday, 7th March, 2011

Podcast of Interview with Gary

Interview By: Alan Kearns
Careerjoy.com
Published: March 7th 2011

“FBI Negotiator says everyone can benefit from negotiating”

Radio Interview by: Zack Baddorf
WMNF community Radio
Aired: Friday, February 4th, 2011

Former FBI hostage negotiator lectures during visit – Link no longer accessible

By: Firstie Taylor Durling
West Point Negotiation Project
Published: February, 2011

Gary Noesner on Negotiating and the FBI – Link no longer accessible

Interview by: Daisy Banks
The Browser.com
Published: Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011

“Only suspect died in hostage stand-off, but was it just luck?

By: Christian Davenport
Washington Post Staff Writer
Published: Saturday, January 29, 2011

Podcast of Bob Edwards interviewing Gary

Bob Edwards Weekend
By: XM Radio
First Aired: January 2011

Former FBI Negotiator Recalls Tough Cases in Lecture at FSC

The Ledger.com
By: Cary McMullen
Published: Friday, January 14th 2011

“Beyond Binaries: Shooters aren’t just politically motivated or crazy”

WNYC.org
By: Dave Cullen, author of “Columbine” about the Columbine High School massacre
Published: Sunday, January 9th 2011

“Can an FBI Negotiator Help You With Software Negotiations?” – Link no longer accessible

OpenViewVenture Partners
By: Jeremy Aber
Published: Friday 17th December, 2010

“Understanding Sam Hengal, the gunman at Marinette High School”

Slate Magazine
Article by: Dave Cullen
Published: Thursday, December 2, 2010

Former FBI agent Gary Noesner set the standard for hostage negotiation

By: Sierra Bellows
UVA Magazine
Published: December 2010

“FBI Vet Recalls the Bureau’s Softer Side”

By: Gabe Starosta, Roll Call Sraff
Published: Tuesday 19th October, 2010

BBC World Service – Podcast of Interview – Link no longer accessible

Outlook Program
Aired: Thursday, 28th October, 2010

News article: “Roanoke Times” – Link no longer accessible

Article by: Laurie Edwards
Published: Monday, October 18th, 2010

News article “Jacksonville.com” powered by: The Florida Times-Union

Article by: Dana Treen
Published:  Monday, October 11th, 2010

Book Review from “The Washington Post”

Article by: Sarah Halzack
Published:  Sunday, October 10th  2010

A Former FBI Negotiator on Waco and 30 Years of Standoffs

Article by: Frances Romero, Time Magazine
Published:  Friday, October 8th  2010

Book Review from “The Sacramento Bee” – Link no longer accessible

Review by: Allen Pierleoni
Published:  Monday, October 4th 2010

Radio Interview with “WICN Public Radio” – Public Eye – Link no longer accessible

By: Al Vuona
Published:  October, 2010

Book Review: “New York Journal of Books”

Review by: John M Wills
Reviewed:  September, 2010

Book Review from the “Financial Times”

Review by: Jonathon Gibbs
Published: September 27th 2010

Radio interview with Terry Gross

“Fresh Air” on NPR
Aired: Monday, September 27th 2010

Review from “NewsOK” powered by the “Oklahoman

Article by: John Harrington
Published:  Sunday, September 26th 2010

Book Review from “Lunch.com”

Review by: Alain B
Published:  Sunday, September 26th 2010

Interview from “Miami New Times”

Article by: Sebastian Del Marmol
Published:  Friday, September 24th 2010

Radio interview with Mike Rosen

850KOA News Radio
Aired: Friday, September 24th 2010

Radio interview with McGraw Milhouse

550KTRS Radio St. Louis
Aired: September 22nd, 2010

Podcast interview with Joe Donahue

WAMC, Northeast Public Radio
Aired: September 22nd, 2010

“From early age, an ability to keep composure”


By Laurie Edwards
Published: Friday September 17, 2010
Laker weekly – SmithMountainLake.com

“Washington reads: poisoning the Press & Stalling for Time”

By Drew Bratcher
Published Wednesday September 8, 2010
The Washingtonian.com

 

“Gunman Likely Viewed Himself as Environmentalist Martyr”, Former FBI Profiler Says

By Joshua Rhett Miller
Published September 01, 2010
FoxNews.com

Listen to the Podcast Interview between Gary Noesner and Sam Clay, the Fairfax County Public library system’s director. – Link no longer accessible

BookCast is the podcast of the Fairfax County Public Library, which is located in the largest Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. BookCast interview with Gary Noesner is conducted by Sam Clay, the library system’s director.

“A NATION CHALLENGED: HOSTAGES; F.B.I. Veteran of Hostage Negotiations Helped in Reshaping U.S. Policy”

By JUDITH MILLER, New York Times
Published: February 19th, 2002

“UAE counter-terrorism efforts praised by experts”

By Kareem Shaheen & Haneen Dajani, The National (United Arab Emirates)
Published: January 12th, 2010

“Hiscox offers kidnap insurance” – Link no longer accessible

By Ruth O’Kelly-Lynch, The Royal Gazette, (Bermuda)
Published: March 24th 2008

“Branch Davidians’ case may hinge on judge’s ruling”
Center For Studies of New Religions article on Waco trial mentioning Gary Noesner.

Terry Ganey, St Louis Post-Dispatch
Published: June 20th, 2000

“Teach them a healthy dose of fear”
Neohapsis Archives

By Kevin Allison, Financial Times
October 4 2005

“When the shooting stopped: crisis negotiation at Jefferson High School”

By Laurie L. Charlés – Author quoted throughout
Published: 2008