Ideological Focus, Tactical Performance, and the Survival of Terrorist
AbstractThe analysis uses longitudinal information on nearly 500 terrorist
organizations to examine the argument that a terrorist organization's
survival and lethality will be threatened to the extent that it has an
ambiguous ideological identity attributed to it. This paper finds
support for this claim, controlling for competition of rivals and
allies, tactical diversity, size, international operations, and other
measures of organizational capacity.