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Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Robert A. Pape and James K. Feldman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645605
eISBN:
9780226645643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book offers a wealth of new knowledge about the origins of suicide terrorism and strategies to stop it. It presents the results of examinations of every suicide terrorist attack worldwide from ... More


What Really Motivates Transnational Suicide Terrorists

in Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645605
eISBN:
9780226645643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes the phenomenon of transnational suicide terrorism. It explains that transnational suicide terrorism, a rare phenomenon largely associated with the progressive radicalization of ... More


Fear of Suicide Terrorism: Consequences for Individuals and Politics

C. Dominik Güss, Alexandra Foust, and Dietrich Dörner

in The Political Psychology of Terrorism Fears

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199925926
eISBN:
9780199380664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925926.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Suicide terrorism, although not new, increased over the last decade in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Terrorist organizations primarily use suicide attacks as a form of psychological warfare to ... More


Why Occupation Ignites Suicide Terrorism

in Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645605
eISBN:
9780226645643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates how military occupation drives ordinary people to become suicide terrorists. It analyzes the global patterns of suicide attacks around the world from 1980 to 2003, which ... More


Why Focus on Suicide Terrorism

in Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645605
eISBN:
9780226645643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introduction discusses the theme of this book, which is about the causes and origins of suicide terrorism. The book analyzes suicide terrorism campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, ... More


Sri Lanka

in Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645605
eISBN:
9780226645643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the ebb and flow of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's (LTTE) use of suicide terrorism over the course of the 26-year civil war in Sri Lanka that ended in 2009. It suggests ... More


Afghanistan

in Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645605
eISBN:
9780226645643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter, which explores the origins and goals of the two principal groups responsible for suicide terrorism in Afghanistan—the Taliban and Al Qaeda—reveals that the initiation and trajectory of ... More


Lebanon

in Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645605
eISBN:
9780226645643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter, which examines suicide terrorism campaigns in Lebanon and their relation to Israel's military occupation of the country, analyzes the origins of the conflict, the trajectory of suicide ... More


Israel and Palestine

in Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645605
eISBN:
9780226645643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines Palestinian suicide terrorism against Israel. It shows that the primary impetus behind the formation of the Palestinian suicide attack campaign was Israel's occupation, and ... More


Chechnya

in Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645605
eISBN:
9780226645643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the historical context of the Chechen separatist suicide terrorist campaign as well as its groups, goals, trajectory, targets, and trends over time. The analysis reveals that ... More


Iraq

in Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645605
eISBN:
9780226645643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes suicide terrorism in Iraq. It explains the composition, goals, objectives, cohesion, popular support, trajectory, and state sponsorship status of the five key groups that have ... More


Enraged Millennialism: Global Jihad (1400–1500 ah / 1979–2076 ce)

Richard Landes

in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753598
eISBN:
9780199897445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The chapter examines the role of apocalyptic in Islam. It begins with the mutation in Muslim apocalyptic literature at the approach of the year 2000, then goes back to Islamic origins as an ... More


The End of Fear, the Beginning of Understanding

in Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645605
eISBN:
9780226645643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the failure of the United States to address suicide terrorism. It highlights the facts that American military policies have not stopped the rising wave of extremism in the ... More


Pakistan

in Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645605
eISBN:
9780226645643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the groups responsible for suicide terrorism in Pakistan, including their objectives, state sponsorship, targeting patterns, local community support, and recruitment. It shows ... More


War, martyrdom, and terror: evolutionary underpinnings of the moral imperative to extreme group violence

Scott Atran

in Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586073
eISBN:
9780191731358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586073.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Why do people decide to sacrifice their own lives - the totality of their self-interests - in acts of extreme violence against others? A standard assumption of policymakers and researchers on war and ... More


Al Qaeda

in Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645605
eISBN:
9780226645643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the suicide terrorism campaign of Al Qaeda. It outlines the group's origins, its visionary goals of restoring the Caliphate, its strategic calculus aimed at removing Western ... More


Underground Warfare: From a Tool of War to a Global Security Threat

Daphné Richemond-Barak

in Underground Warfare

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190457242
eISBN:
9780190457280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190457242.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter builds on the past to learn about the future: How does today’s use of tunnels differ from yesterday’s? What will tomorrow’s underground warfare look like? These questions are answered ... More


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