Work in this course involves examination of the structure and dynamics of terrorism along with terrorist weapons, strategies and tactics, the hot spots in which they operate and their use of the media. Students will review definitions and typologies of terrorism, analyze specific actions in context, discuss intelligence concepts and components, and be tested over their understanding of such material. /0x4*
The paper will examine the methodology, ideology and activities of one currently
active international terrorist group (you choose). You will analyze:
1) its origins,
2) its purpose,
3) its structure,
4) its successes and failures,
5) as well as future prospects in order to assess the groups ideological goals and military capabilities. Are their ideological goals realistic given their resources?
6) What threat does the organization pose?
Spelling and grammar matter, as does the clarity and organization of your writing through a well articulated thesis. The paper must have a title page and a bibliography. All pages except the title page must be numbered. The title and bibliography do not count toward the page limit.