Mishandling Suicide 'Terrorism'

Aside from an amusing ignorance about Sri Lanka, Scott Atran gives a level headed look at 'suicide terrorism' in an article in the Summer 2004 issue of The Washington Quarterly put out by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.  The gist of his argument is that, in order for community support for suicide attacks to be decreased, political changes which benefit that community must be effected.  'Basic grievances' must be addressed for a resolution of the problem.  Sounds simple, doesn't it?  -- Editor

http://www.twq.com/04summer/docs/04summer_atran.pdf

 

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Posted September 15, 2004