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Fighting Terrorism at Source

Using Foreign Aid to Delegate Global Security

Jean-Paul Azam and Véronique Thelen

This book offers a unique and insightful econometric evaluation of the policies used to fight transnational terrorism between 1990 and 2014 using a sample of 124 countries. It proves that foreign aid plays a crucial role by inducing recipient governments to protect the donors’ political and economic interests within their sphere of influence. In contrast, US troops on the ground are counter-productive as they increase the supply of terrorist attacks from the host countries, even though this effect has been significantly reduced by the Obama administration.
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Using Foreign Aid to Delegate Global Security

Jean-Paul Azam and Véronique Thelen

© Jean-Paul Azam and Véronique Thelen 2018

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Edward Elgar Publishing Limited

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Cheltenham

Glos GL50 2JA

UK

Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc.

William Pratt House

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Northampton

Massachusetts 01060

USA

A catalogue record for this book

is available from the British Library

Library of Congress Control Number: 2016959909

This book is available electronically in the

Economics subject collection

DOI 10.4337/9781786432179

ISBN 978 1 78643 217 9