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Deterrence, Preemption and Panic: A Common-Enemy Problem of Terrorism

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  • Das, Satya P.
  • Roy Chowdhury, Prabal

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We develop a game-theoretic analysis of terrorism that examines the interaction between a terrorist organization and multiple target countries, and considers both pre-emption and deterrence as counter-terrorist policies. The damage from terror includes not only the material cost of fatality, injury and loss of property, but also the resultant fear. The fear-effect leads to different kinds of equilibria and implications for counter-terrorism policies. In particular, the model identifies conditions under which greater pre-emption may be the rational response to an increase in terrorism, i.e., it analyzes the merit of the dictum: ``offense is the best defense.'' Further, it examines the characteristics of cooperative behavior among target countries in dealing with the threat of terrorism.

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  1. Mirza, Daniel & Verdier, Thierry, 2007. "International Trade, Security and Transnational Terrorism: Theory and Empirics," CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 6174, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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  1. Prabal Roy Chowdhury & Jaideep Roy, 2011. "Aid in times of terror," Indian Statistical Institute, Planning Unit, New Delhi Discussion Papers, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India 11-08, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India.
  2. B. Hoyer, 2013. "Network Disruption and the Common Enemy Effect," Working Papers, Utrecht School of Economics 12-06, Utrecht School of Economics.

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