Why States Rebel

Understanding State Sponsorship of Terrorism

Magdalena Kirchner

Barbara Budrich Publishers

Why States Rebel

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Pub Date: July 2016

ISBN: 9783847406419

280 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $58.00

Why States Rebel

Understanding State Sponsorship of Terrorism

Magdalena Kirchner

Barbara Budrich Publishers

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State sponsorship of terrorism connects major contemporary issues of international relations such as intra- and interstate conflict as well as third-party intervention. The author examines Syria's relations with Palestinian Fatah, Turkish-Kurdish PKK, and Lebanese Hizballah between 1964 and 2006. In order to understand why states choose to form alliances with terrorist organizations, the author links international and domestic security policy challenges with the formal and informal limitations political leaders take into consideration when adjusting to them.

About the Author

Magdalena Kirchner is transatlantic post-doctoral fellow for international relations and security at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin.