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Organizing Al-Qa’ida in Iraq’s Operations and Finances

Jacob N. Shapiro

in The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines one of the most prominent terrorist groups in the last twenty years, al-Qa'ida in Iraq (AQI), using a host of the group's internal documents to study its financial and ... More


The Factionalization of Terror Groups

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita

in Guns and Butter: The Economic Causes and Consequences of Conflict

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012812
eISBN:
9780262255387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012812.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter presents a model of the factionalization or splintering of a terrorist group in which affiliation decisions are endogenous and terrorist leaders are motivated by the desire to attract ... More


What Smart Leaders Know

Max Abrahms

in Rules for Rebels: The Science of Victory in Militant History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198811558
eISBN:
9780191848438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811558.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The first rule for rebels is to avoid attacking civilians. As previous chapters have shown, terrorism hurts the cause by lowering the odds of concessions and survival. There is considerable variation ... More


The Structure of Success

Max Abrahms

in Rules for Rebels: The Science of Victory in Militant History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198811558
eISBN:
9780191848438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811558.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

How can the militant leader help to ensure that members faithfully execute his targeting preferences? That is, how can he promote task cohesion in the ranks so subordinates refrain from targeting ... More


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