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Taliban Soft or Hard Makes No Difference

Dnes Antony ()
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The Economists' Voice, 2021, vol. 18, issue 1, 137-141

Abstract: This article examines whether a softer Taliban leadership will lead to a new regime similar or different from earlier experience. The application of signaling models of group formation predicts that even if the leadership is more willing to operate within international expectations of governance, the Taliban will lose fighters to more fundamentalist terrorist organizations. The loss will cut into the Taliban ranks because of incentives to invest in hardening militant skills.

Keywords: terrorism, formation of groups; institutions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1515/ev-2021-0019

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