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What Drives Terrorism Part 2: Political and Economic Developments

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
May 11, 2017 | 08:55 GMT
The 1920 Bombing of JP Morgan Bank On Wall Street
A 1920 bombing on Wall Street -- America's first vehicle bombing -- is an early example of the political and economic motivations that influence terrorism trends.
(NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

What drives terrorism? Last week I began this series discussing the forces that change and influence trends in terrorism tactics and tradecraft in an attempt to answer that question. The first part examined the importance of ideology and terrorist theory in shaping terrorism trends. But there are other equally influential...

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