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Author Cragin, Kim.

Title Dissuading terror : strategic influence and the struggle against terrorism / Kim Cragin, Scott Gerwehr.

Published Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND Corp., 2005.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xvii, 116 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Open Access
Notes "MG-184-RC."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-116).
Contents Animosity towards the United States. Support for radical Islam. Violence as political activism. Scope and methodology. Report structure -- The theoretical underpinnings of strategic influence. The psychological objectives of persuasion. The necessary sequence of events and timing. Key judgements -- Theory into practice : what influence can hope to achieve. Methods of influence -- Performance measures. The dangers of failure. Key judgements -- Potential audiences in Muslim communities. Yemen. Germany. Indonesia. Key judgements -- Implications for the struggle against terrorism. Guiding principles. Translating the principles to policy. Conclusion -- New challenges ahead.
Summary U.S. government decisionmakers face a number of challenges as they attempt to form policies that aim to dissuade terrorists from attacking the United States, divert youths from joining terrorist groups, and persuade the leaders of states and nongovernmental institutions to withhold support for terrorists. The successes or failures of such policies and campaigns have long-lasting effects. The findings of this research help U.S. decisionmakers more closely refine how and in what circumstances strategic influence campaigns can best be applied.
Other author Gerwehr, Scott, 1968-
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Terrorism.
Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
United States -- Strategic aspects.
United States -- Foreign relations.
United States -- Influence.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780833040558 (electronic bk.)
0833040553 (electronic bk.)
9781598753486 (electronic bk.)
1598753487 (electronic bk.)