Investigating Terrorist and Anti-Terrorist Policies Using Game Theory

Document Type : Original Article


Master of Industrial Engineering



Terrorism is undoubtedly one of the most important issues in today's society. Given the relationship between terrorist acts and targeted governments, we can use game theory as an appropriate way to investigate terrorist and anti-terrorist operations. In this study, we show how game theory helps us understand terrorism and counterterrorism policies. Then, using game theory, we take a hostage model. Finally, we are faced with an asymmetric information game, given the lack of full information between governments and terrorists. In this situation, we analyze the game using the marking game.