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Unformatted text preview: What motivates suicide terrorism? 15/02/2008 13:02:00 STRATEGIC VS. RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE is a nuclear-suicide-bomber likely? Yes : 9/11 was big, why not go bigger? o U.S. borders are porous No : if terrorist organization is not state-supported, it would be hard for the group to get a nuclear device o Maybe not going for maximum damage, but for destruction of a symbol (downfall of New York WTC) Policy Problem 6 What motivates suicide terror attacks? What general approach should be adopted to reduce the number of attacks What factors drives the upswing of incidents of suicide terror since 2001? American imperialism Sharing of knowledge and technology thru globalization Lack of other means of retaliation: terrorism is only option Media attention, after attack, to make voice/message heard Individual martyrdom Rise of religious fundamentalism Americas support/policy towards Israel...
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