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Department
International Affairs
Course
INTA 1110
Professor
Tarun Chaudhary
Semester
Fall

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Terrorism 11152012 120600 PM What is terrorismTerrorists hope to influence political change through coercion expressed as violence at indirect targetsThat is they attack targets that do not directly influence the changes they seek ie unarmed civiliansAct of using fear to influence change TypologiesAudrey Kurth Cronin o Left wing terroristsMaoists in Peru and Nepal o Right wing TerroristsTimothy McVeighRecent Norway attack o EthnonationalistIRAETA o Religious or Sacred TerroristsAlQaeda HistorySince late 60s o Expansion of commercial air travel o Global news coverage o Transnational political and ideological causesBy 69 skyjackings increased from just several to 94The rise of hostage taking o 72 Munich OlympicsThe Iranian Revolution in 79 marked a watershed momentfewer but more deadly attacks of increased sophistication Post Cold WarFewer ideological terrorists but a rise in militant Islamic terroristsAlQaedas rise and the idea of fighting the far enemy AlQaedaWhat are alQaeda motivations o Post Gulf War Iraqi sanctions o Continued presence of US forces in Saudi Arabia o Support for Israel Causes and motivations
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