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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


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 1980 to 2009, and how the insights that have been gleaned from that data fundamentally challenge how we understand the root causes of terrorist campaigns today—and reveal why the War on Terror has been ultimately counterproductive. Through a close analysis of suicide campaigns by Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Israel, Chechnya, and Sri Lanka, the ... More

Keywords: suicide terrorism, suicide terrorist attack, Al Qaeda, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Israel, Chechnya, Sri Lanka

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226645605
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert A. Pape, author

James K. Feldman, author