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Talking to terrorists: Governments must start learning from their mistakes

Hypocrisy is forgivable, but refusing to learn from past experiences is not

By Jonathan Powell  

A republican takes part in a 2007 protest march in Belfast to demand full disclosure on any state role in murders and collusion during Northern Ireland's Troubles. © Paul Faith/PA Archive/Press Association Images.

The following is an edited extract from Jonathan Powell’s new book Talking to Terrorists, published by Bodley Head (£20)

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