Terrorism Essays


Islamic Terrorism Essay

  Islamic terrorism: The Radicalization of Religion   Abstract This essay focuses on radical Islamic terrorism, from its roots in the Shia rebellion that led to the Iranian Revolution to the modern day terrorist group Daesh/ISIL/ISIS/IS.  It discusses how 9-11 introduced many Westerners to the idea of radical Islamic terrorism and the self-proclaimed holy warriors who Continue Reading... Continue Reading...

Free Trade Vs Protectionism

thing to do such as when workers are enslaved or otherwise mistreated, the proceeds are going to terrorism and so forth. References Bartlett, B. (2016). Free Trade Vs. Protectionism: Why History Matters. The Fiscal Times. Retrieved 21 August 2016, from http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2011/03/11/Free-Trade-Vs-Protectionism-Why-History-Matters Chmielewski, T. (2016). Free Trade Vs. Protectionism. Smallbusiness.chron.com. Retrieved 21 August 2016, from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/trade-vs.-protectionism-3830.html Continue Reading...

Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

was a quantitative analysis of the number of threats that this continent faced regarding terrorism and counterterrorism. Additionally, I would deploy a statistical analysis to provide additional quantitative data. I would buttress these results with a qualitative study that yielded additional knowledge into the nature of those threats. This would involve in-depth details of the means of carrying about these threats, and how they could be counteracted. As per the guidelines issued in the USAID (2013), I would formulate my study along the lines of beginning with the quantitative analysis. This analysis would determine the exact number of counterterrorism… Continue Reading...

Counter Terrorism in Africa Policy Design

.....ending terrorism in Africa, the methods employed should be oriented towards measuring outputs. The outputs that are expected with this particular study are the ending of terrorism in Africa. The inputs are the various strategies and programs that are implemented in order to bring about this outcome. The outcome has to be measured in a quantitative manner in order that a statistical analysis can be performed. Thus, the type of quantitative study that could be utilized here may depend upon the type of evaluation that is to be undertaken.… Continue Reading...

Pnac the Osp and Iraqs Wmds

on to sign a letter to President Bush in the wake of 9/11 urging a "war on international terrorism."[footnoteRef:6] In effect, this group was supplanting policy for intelligence -- in other words, the initiative for action in Iraq would be based on a pre-fabricated policy of the PNAC rather than on actual factual intelligence. The "facts" that Powell used did not come from CIA or MI6 officers; and officers within the CIA and MI6 supported the invasion policy of PNAC to the extent that they did little to counter the prevailing opinion. The PNAC members, who aligned themselves with… Continue Reading...

Niger Delta Militants

confidential purposes, are kept anonymous. The interviews revealed a "definitional haze" surrounding how terrorism is defined and how critical theory can show the lack of awareness by major stakeholders attempting to address the problems inherent in the situation (p. 30). The findings of the study are tied directly to the research questions and the relation of the qualitative analysis to the research questions is clearly described and discussed. Implications for further research are discussed in terms of social implications and the adequate formulation of policies to address the needs of the "indigenous inhabitants of the region" (p. 31). The… Continue Reading...

Security Leader in a Military Organization

2008). Military organizations now grapple with challenges such as craftier enemies, international terrorism, increased incidence of natural disasters, and reduced budgetary allocations. Internally, military organizations face challenges relating to issues such as personnel motivation and retention, capacity building, and veteran welfare. Yet, military organizations must constantly ensure national security. Navigating the increasingly complex security environment requires military leaders to have certain qualities. This paper discusses these qualities. Attention is particularly paid to situational leadership, integrity, people skills, effective communication, time management skills, teamwork, coping with stress, succession planning, and service leadership. Situational Leadership The fundamental idea behind situational leadership… Continue Reading...

Is Mandatory Military Service a Good Idea

compulsory service. As Simon and Lovrich (2009) point out, the War on terrorism has propelled the nation into a new environment in which security and defense are top priorities. In such times, a country cannot depend upon the hope that citizens will volunteer their time in military service in defense of the country. It becomes imperative at such moments for mandatory military service to be enacted so that the nation can be sure of being prepared at all times to oppose its enemies and maintain its security. This paper will show why mandatory military service for all able bodied… Continue Reading...

Florida\'s Plan for Responding to Terrorism

Forida’s terrorism Incident Response Annex: Is It Adequate? The State of Florida’s terrorism Incident Response Annex (2014) is an adequately formed and produced procedure for how to respond to a terrorist incident. The Terrorist Event Response Process consist of two actions that are unique to emergency operations involving crisis and consequence management, as the Annex (2014) points out. The 2 actions are: “1) Identifying the event as a known, suspected, or threatened terrorist or cyber terrorist attack; and, 2) Assuring notifications to agencies are… Continue Reading...

Bin Laden Al Qaeda Financing Crime

launder money, and also easier for counterterrorism experts to track and monitor that activity. Naylor’s premises about terrorism financing are fine. Yes, al Qaeda and bin Laden wield the same type of financial clout as any other criminal organization. Yes, it is challenging to trace all terrorist financing, particularly when political constraints are involved, from links to America’s allies to links to charities that otherwise do good work. Naylor also harps on the origins of bin Laden and al Qaeda, the sinister collusions between the United States and the mujahedeen. However, the conclusions Naylor (2004) draws about al Qaeda and… Continue Reading...

The Trump Travel Ban

the United States. While the travel ban allows some Americans to feel safe during an age where terrorism dominates, it creates racial tension and hatred; additionally, banning certain countries or immigration has been done in the United States before, showing a dark side to the nation. terrorism is a prevailing topic across the globe. From London to France, terrorism and immigration problems have generated an uneasy atmosphere that has shown a perceived increase in crime, terrorist propaganda and massacres. However, this perception is flawed. There has been a decrease in terrorist attacks, with an increase only in severity (Foley)… Continue Reading...

The Trump Travel Ban

United States in much of the world…” (Schrag) Muslim people are not responsible for the acts of terrorism seen throughout the world and should not be held responsible for the acts of a few extremist groups. To divide a country and a world by introducing legislature to outright ban certain countries makes it seem okay to discriminate others based on race and religion, at least that is the fear. When the travel ban was taken to court because of it being illegal, critics stated the reason for the travel ban was not for the safety of the country. Rather,… Continue Reading...

Israeli-palestinian Conflict

of all parties. I do not, however, have any reason to believe that a lasting peace would reduce the terrorism against the United States. Lahoud's study of terrorist ideology highlights several key commonalities. The belief in a defensive struggle, jihad al-daf, is one of them. This defensive struggle is against many forces. In some cases, the jihad against other sects of Islam, but it is also against one's enemies and the allies of those enemies. So for example, Shiite Muslims are locked in a centuries-old conflict with Sunni, and the US has clearly staked itself against the main Shiite… Continue Reading...