13 IPS Notes

13 IPS Notes - I PS Notes 2/24/09 The Emergence of...

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IPS Notes 2/24/09 The Emergence of Terrorism Lecture 14 Answer questions in a systematic way Terrorism field in IR/Political Science is new Previously, the literature came out of psychology field Cannot assume that terrorism is irrational After 9/11, many misconceptions about terrorists were trumped Field in need of hypotheses, data collection, and methods for data collection Pape is the best social science research that we currently have on terrorism Four Big Patterns o Terrorism works Gov’ts do negotiate w/ terrorists despite what they say Terrorists do get concessions from gov’ts Hezbollah 1983 bombings of US marine base in Beirut US pulled out immediately Saudi Arabia didn’t want American forces in its country prior to first Gulf War b/c it was afraid that its population would rebel Once it became clear that Hussein would invade, more and more soldiers stationed in Saudi Arabia Bin Ladin wanted US soldiers out of the Holy Land US knew that likelihood of terrorist attacks would decrease if it got its troops out of Saudi Arabia and Iraq gave it a place
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