Are female suicide bombers rational actors?
, Research Paper
...actors? Although men are conventionally viewed as the leaders of armed insurrection, women have increasingly become key strategic assets within the realm of suicide terrorism. The number of female suicide attackers has risen from eight during the 1980s to well over one hundred since 2000; women have struck in Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Pakistan, Russia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and Uzbekistan (O’rourke, p.681-682). Suicide bombing attacks seem to be the most effective means of attack adopted by the militant groups in the modern era. The major advantage of suicide bombing attack is the accuracy and precision in conducting secret missions. Under... Are female suicide bombers rational...