Why Focus on <i>Suicide</i> Terrorism

in Cutting the Fuse

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780226645605
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226645643 | DOI:
Why Focus on Suicide Terrorism

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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, Israel, Palestine, Chechnya, and Sri Lanka from 1980 to 2009. The findings provide strong confirmation for the hypothesis that military occupation is the main factor driving suicide terrorism, evidence for new hypotheses about the causes of transnational suicide terrorism.

Keywords: suicide terrorism; military occupation; transnational suicide terrorism; Iraq; Afghanistan; Pakistan; Lebanon; Israel; Palestine; Chechnya

Chapter.  6008 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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