What motivates suicide bombers in Iraq and around the world? Can winning the hearts and minds of local populations stop them? This book examines the use, strategies, successes, and failures of suicide bombing in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. It assesses the effectiveness of government responses.
Mia Bloom is an assistant professor of International Affairs at the University of Georgia in Athens. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and member of the Council of World Affairs. She has published numerous articles on war, terrorism, and ethnic conflict, and her research investigates atrocities across several regions, contrasting the Middle East with South Asia, Europe, and Africa. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and Crail, Scotland.