Toward an Analytic Basis for Influence Strategy in Counterterrorism

Published in: Deterring Terrorism: Theory and Practice / Edited by Andreas Wenger and Alex Wilner (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012), Chapter 3, p. 67-94

Posted on on January 01, 2012

by Paul K. Davis

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This chapter discusses terrorism-related deterrence and influence analytically. The approach taken is to use conceptual modeling as a way to think about how to influence adversaries. Models depict terrorist decision making and group and individual motivation for participating in terrorism to further pinpoint which elements, actors, and processes within each model might be most susceptible to influencing strategies.

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