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Providing aid to repressive terrorist source countries does not make the U.S. any safer

Gries, Thomas, Meierrieks, Daniel and Redlin, Margarete (2014) Providing aid to repressive terrorist source countries does not make the U.S. any safer. LSE American Politics and Policy (15 Dec 2014). Website.

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The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 drew worldwide attention to the phenomenon of anti-American transnational terrorism. Given the frequency of and dangers associated with anti-American terrorism, the U.S. government tries to protect itself by giving foreign assistance to countries from which anti-American aggression originates. Studying the nexus between U.S. economic and military aid, local human rights conditions and the emergence of anti-American transnational terrorism in aid-receiving countries, Thomas Gries, Daniel Meierrieks and Margarete Redlin, however, find no evidence that the U.S. is made any safer by providing assistance. Rather, they find that economic and military aid—even if given to local regimes that are highly repressive in their fight against terrorism—results in more anti-American terrorism originating from aid-receiving countries.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 10:38
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 23:10

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