By Daniel Byman
Daniel Byman's hard-hitting and articulate booklet is the 1st to review nations that help terrorist teams. Focusing totally on sponsors from the center East and South Asia, it examines the differing kinds of help that states offer, their motivations, and the impression of such sponsorship. The e-book additionally considers regimes that let terrorists to elevate cash and recruit with no delivering lively help. The reviews of Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Libya are particular the following, along the histories of radical teams corresponding to al-Qaida, Hizbullah and Hamas.
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For most terrorists, such a broad mantle is bogus: they often enjoy little support from the community for which they claim to speak. Other terrorist groups, however, are exceptionally popular among a broad community. Fatah and other Palestinian groups were widely lauded in the Arab world, as is the Lebanese Hizballah to this day. States may try to bask in this reflected glory to gain more prestige that in turn enhances their domestic and geopolitical power. 35 44 See Kerr, The Arab Cold War; Aburish, Nasser: The Last Arab, and Jankowski, Nasser’s Egypt, Arab Nationalism, and the United Arab Republic for a review of Nasser’s influence and its limits.
Moreover, al-Qa’ida provided massive financial and military assistance to the Taliban, making it far stronger domestically. The Taliban government was weak compared with the regimes in Tehran, Damascus, and Islamabad. Nevertheless, its activities made al-Qa’ida far more lethal, and the support was wholehearted. Al-Qa’ida, in turn, provided a range of assistance to the Taliban that was unusual for a terrorist group. 18 Introduction As the brief overview of Chapters 4 through 7 indicates, the problem of terrorism today is particularly acute in Central and South Asia and the Middle East.
27. Why do states support terrorism? However, many state leaders do not support terrorists, considering it an illegitimate instrument of statecraft, despite having strategic or domestic incentives to do so. 3 States that employ terrorists are in essence knowingly supporting the commission of war crimes (albeit by a non-state actor). While states have committed, commit, and will commit war crimes, many shy away from doing so or at least try to limit such acts to highly unusual circumstances. This may be because of the morality of the leaders themselves, the difficulties of maintaining public support for a cause if it involves innocent suffering, the inevitable decline in international backing that comes with war crimes, or all three.
Deadly Connections: States that Sponsor Terrorism by Daniel Byman