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Press Release 08-046
Rich Terrorist, Poor Terrorist

Cause of terrorism may not be linked to poverty

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Illustration of a masked person holding a weapon with newspaper clippings in background.

Does poverty breed terrorism? A researcher from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government says there is no evidence of a significant relationship between a country's wealth and level of terrorism. Researcher Alberto Abadie says policymakers should see political freedom as a greater motivator for terrorism than poor economic conditions.

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