US Opinion and Commentary

“VOA will present the policies of the United States clearly and effectively, and will also present responsible discussion and opinion on these policies.” — VOA Charter

Showing Archived Posts

Does Terrorism Work as a Political Strategy? The Evidence Says No

Posted April 1st, 2016 at 8:48 am (UTC-4)
Comments are closed

Over a decade ago, I began publishing the first systematic studies on the political effects of terrorism. What I’ve found is that terrorism is actually a surprisingly ineffective political instrument.