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Does political proximity to the U.S. cause terror?

  • Dreher, Axel
  • Gassebner, Martin

We analyze the impact of political proximity to the United States on the occurrence and severity of terror. Employing panel data for 116 countries over the period 1975-2001 we find that countries voting in line with the U.S. are victims of more and deadlier attacks.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 99 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 27-29

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