Transnational Terrorism as a Spillover of Domestic Disputes in Other Countries

UNU-WIDER discussion paper 12/2002

Posted: 20 Nov 2014

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Tony Addison

United Nations University

Syed Mansoob Murshed

Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

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Date Written: December 2002

Abstract

This paper models transnational terrorism as a three-way strategic interaction involving a government that faces armed opposition at home, which may spill over in the form of acts of terrorism by the state’s opponents against the government’s external sponsor. The external sponsor also utilizes deterrence against potential terrorists, which only lowers terrorism if terrorists are not intrinsically motivated by a deep-seated sense of humiliation. A rise in the external power’s preference for deterrence against terrorism may backfire in these circumstances. Increases in the government’s military efficiency against the rebels, who are also terrorists against the government’s sponsor raise overall levels of violence.

Suggested Citation

Addison, Tony and Murshed, Syed Mansoob, Transnational Terrorism as a Spillover of Domestic Disputes in Other Countries (December 2002). UNU-WIDER discussion paper 12/2002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2528070

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