Foreign Aid as a Counterterrorism Tool

  title={Foreign Aid as a Counterterrorism Tool},
  author={Burcu Savun and Daniel C. Tirone},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={1607 - 1635}
Is foreign aid effective in reducing terrorism? The existing evidence is mostly negative. We argue that this pessimistic outlook on the efficacy of aid as a counterterrorism tool is partly a function of focusing on only one type of aid: economic aid. Governance and civil society aid can dampen the participation in and support for terrorism by altering the political conditions of a country. We expect countries that receive high levels of governance and civil society aid to experience fewer… Expand

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