POL208Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Asymmetric Warfare, Rational Agent, Cyberterrorism

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While terrorism has long existed, it has become more prevalent due to its transnational scope and growing destructive capability, which see greater coverage in contemporary times. People who resort to terrorism change over time. In its modern form, terrorism both unites and divides global actors: for instance, great powers such as the u. s, russia and the prc face challenges to their sovereignty in many ways. These challenges present opportunities to either solve security issues through mutual cooperation or create new ones, such as cybersecurity. Cyberterrorism is a recent development: this uses cyber capabilities to attack both states and civilians alike. De nition of terrorism: terrorism is a premeditated threat or use of violence against non-combatant targets (civilians) by individuals or sub-national groups through the intimidation of a larger populace. Note that terrorism has a normative dimension: one person"s terrorist is another person"s freedom ghter .

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