Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

What Explains Counterterrorism Effectiveness? Evidence from the U.S. Drone War in Pakistan

    Author:
  • Asfandyar Mir
| Fall 2018

What makes U.S. counterterrorism campaigns succeed? In the conflict in Pakistan’s border areas, using drones and local partners and then taking swift action made the difference in the decadelong conflict against al-Qaida and the Pakistani Taliban. 

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Asfandyar Mir, "What Explains Counterterrorism Effectiveness? Evidence from the U.S. Drone War in Pakistan," International Security, Vol. 43, No. 2 (Fall 2018), pp. 45–83, doi:10.1162/ISEC_a_00331.

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