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Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, who set the standard for the scientific approach to international relations, has returned with a reformulated fifth edition based on extensive reviewer feedback and newly guided by an emphasis on questions about the causes and consequences of war, peace, and world order. More than ever before, the strategic perspective in international relations is examined with complete clarity, precision, and accessibility. What hasn't changed is Bueno de Mesquita's commitment to covering the fundamentals of IR. The foundational topics are all given sustained treatment: the major theories of war, the domestic sources of international politics, the democratic peace, the problems of terrorism, the role of foreign aid, democratization, international political economy, globalization, international organizations and law, human rights, and the global environment. Â ...
Chapter 13: Can Terrorism Be Rational?
Can Terrorism Be Rational?
A masked activist of Palestine's ruling Fatah Party raises a poster showing the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and President Mahmoud Abbas during a demonstration supporting President Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah in February 2009. Political leaders often utilize the intense convictions of hard-liners to further their ambitions and justify their actions domestically and internationally.