Impact Of Terrorism On Contemporary International Relation

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Part 2 Option A: 3 short essay responses, 5 points each. Each response should Question 4: Define terrorism and put it into historical context. What are the principal features of contemporary terrorism and how does it differ from the past? Discuss with reference to processes of integration and fragmentation and post-modern warfare. Using at least one example from the course readings or your independent research, explain the impact of terrorism on contemporary international relation. Terrorism is a term the world hears more than we want to. ISIS is making its headlines and bringing fear into the world. Fear is what terrorist thrive on and it is key to get policy makers attention. Defining terrorism is difficult because it has so many factors but it simply has one key point and that is the act of violence. Violence is used by small groups to achieve political change and it goes back to state violence against citizens during French Revolution and historically that is how terrorism has come to be defined. Terrorism has four groups that small groups pursue which are, ideological, ethnic, religious exclusion and persecution. There are also groups of terrorist which is the left wing, right wing, ethnonationality and sacred. All of these groups relate to a historical phoneme, left wing intertwines with communist theories, right wing relates to fascism, ethnonationality goes back to the wave of decolonization and sacred is the most significant group in modern times because it relates
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