Today’s terrorism threat is global. For this reason, academics and policy makers underscore the importance of a multilateral counterterrorism response. Surprisingly little research examines the determinants of multilateral counterterrorism cooperation. In this study, I employ an original dataset to estimate the determinants of counterterrorism cooperation. I proxy multilateral cooperation in terms of whether governments comply with the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, an important instrument for stemming the financing of international terrorist activities. What are the determinants of variation in country compliance with financial counterterrorism? To answer this research question, I employ a mixed methods approach. First, I use an ordered logit model to examine several hypotheses in the literature to predict compliance rates, including the magnitude and intensity of violence against the target country and its regime type and capability. I find that across model specifications, United States influence, in terms of bilateral trade, has a highly statistically significant effect on country compliance. Second, I process trace the causal mechanism by examining primary source documents. My findings have several policy implications— mainly that trade is an effective counterterrorism tool.
|Advisor:||Kennedy, Leslie W.|
|School:||Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - Newark|
|Department:||Graduate School - Newark|
|School Location:||United States -- New Jersey|
|Source:||DAI-A 75/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||International Relations, Political science|
|Keywords:||Bargaining, Compliance, Cooperation, Counterterrorism, Economic statecraft, Fatf, Financial action task force, Hegemony, International convention for the suppression of the financing of terrorism, International law, International organizations, Multilateralism, Political violence, Terrorism, Terrorism financing, Trade, Treaty, U.s., United states, United states influence|
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