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Victim Countries of Transnational Terrorism: An Empirical Characteristics Analysis

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  • Levan Elbakidze,

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    1. University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA
      Seniority of authorship is shared. Address correspondence to Levan Elbakidze, PO Box 442334, 606 Rayburn St., Moscos, ID 83844-2334, USA; lelbakidze@uidoaho.edu
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  • Yanhong Jin

    1. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
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Seniority of authorship is shared. Address correspondence to Levan Elbakidze, PO Box 442334, 606 Rayburn St., Moscos, ID 83844-2334, USA; lelbakidze@uidoaho.edu.

Abstract

This study empirically investigates the association between country-level socioeconomic characteristics and risk of being victimized in transnational terrorism events. We find that a country's annual financial contribution to the U.N. general operating budget has a positive association with the frequency of being victimized in transnational terrorism events. In addition, per capita GDP, political freedom, and openness to trade are nonlinearly related to the frequency of being victimized in transnational terrorism events.

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