Origins of International Terrorism in the Middle East


Journal Article (Academic article)

Islamist terrorism is a response to predatory regimes which no longer have the means to co-opt their opponents and resort to repression rather than negotiated concessions. This type of regime is widespread in the Middle East, not least due to the region's oil wealth. Islam is incidental to both the predatory regimes and the terrorist response.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kitschelt, HP

Published Date

  • 2004

Published In

  • International Politics and Society

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 159 - 188

Published By