Sunday, November 25, 2012

What Really Makes People Become Terrorists

The video addresses the very important topic of suicide bombings. Featuring political scientist Robert Pape, an American political scientist known for his work on international security affairs, especially the coercive strategies of air power and the rationale of suicide terrorism. 

He is the author of "Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism", an analysis of suicide terrorism from a strategic, social, and psychological point of view. 

It is based on a database he has compiled at the University of Chicago, where he directs the Chicago Project on Suicide Terrorism. 

The book's conclusions are based on data from 315 suicide terrorism campaigns around the world from 1980 through 2003 and 462 individual suicide terrorists. Published in May 2005, Pape's volume has been widely noticed by the press, the public, and policymakers alike.

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