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The Hydra effect of terrorism and Al Shabab

Molfetas, Martha (2014) The Hydra effect of terrorism and Al Shabab. International Affairs at LSE (23 Sep 2014). Website.

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Within days of the targeted killing of Al Shabab leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, the group had appointed a new leader, Ahmed Umar Abu Ubaidah. In spite of governmental efforts at granting amnesty for Al Shabab militants, and coordinated regional and international military campaigns against Al Shabab, the group is launching new retaliatory attacks. These actions highlight the hydra-effect of terrorist networks and the necessity for a multi-faceted approach to anti-terrorism campaigns. Military arms and missions can only go so far, if we as a global community want to end terrorism, we must address the symptoms that allow for it to flourish rather than relying solely on military tactics.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s)
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2017 08:54
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:41

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