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Hook and Introduction of Article “Yet the absence of this alliance raises a puzzle: Given their mutual interest in opposing U.S. hegemony in the Middle East, why wasn’t there an alliance between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden?” Elaborate on State Sponsorship: A Joint Production Economy Gave conditions for an alliance to be made “We conceive of state sponsorship as a type of alliance between a state and a terrorist group.” “While stronger powers provide military security, weaker powers grant the stronger power some degree of control over their foreign-policy decisions. This trade is referred to as the security ⁄ autonomy tradeoff.” “Although this security agreement yields benefits for both sides, the empirical record demonstrates that alliances between states and terrorist groups can be notoriously unreliable.” “This case demonstrates the key problem in cooperation between states and terrorists: nothing exists to ensure that both sides will honor the terms of an
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