US Candidates Take Different Approaches to Being Tough on Terror
Voice of America - 10/24/2016
But Max Abrahms, a terrorism scholar, argues that the two candidates’ differences are in fact deeper than many assume and that they stem from how each views the phenomenon of terrorism.
Clinton subscribes to the “grievance model” of terrorism, the notion that terrorism is inspired by a sense of injustice, said Abrams, a political science professor at Northeastern University in Boston.
Trump, by contrast, leans toward the “opportunity model,” so named for the view that terrorism thrives in conditions where there is a greater opportunity for its growth, he said.