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Nov 11, 2023
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1 Unmasking Terrorism: Understanding Causes and Fashioning Effective Responses for Global Security Name Institution Professor Course Date
2 Unmasking Terrorism: Understanding Causes and Fashioning Effective Responses for Global Security Terrorism, in its most comprehensive interpretation, refers to the intentional utilization of violence and instilling fear as a means to advance a particular agenda, whether it is of a political or ideological nature. In this context, the expression commonly denotes deliberate acts of violence perpetrated against civilians or individuals belonging to the neutral military, whether in times of peace or war. The origins of terrorism can be attributed to various human frustrations, encompassing financial, political, social, psychological, ideological, and other factors. These motivations can be characterized by either short- or long-term objectives and objective or subjective aspirations. The ever- evolving nature of terrorism, driven by various factors such as social and political marginalization, ideological radicalism, and regional disputes, demands comprehensive approaches to mitigate its impact on global stability. Background The topic of terrorism is intricate and delicate. The complexity of this subject arises from its interdisciplinary nature, encompassing various fields such as politics, psychology, philosophy, military strategy, and history, among others. The individuals who have suffered as victims of terrorism and those who sympathize with the perpetrators exhibit intense emotions regarding the perceived righteousness of employing violent means, thereby rendering terrorism a subject imbued with significant emotional intensity (Combs, 2022). Undoubtedly, terrorism elicits a broad spectrum of emotional reactions. Comprehending terrorism involves a dual objective: acknowledging the moral indignation provoked by
3 terrorist acts while simultaneously striving to grasp the underlying motivations behind such actions. This endeavor poses a substantial challenge in the study of terrorism. The phenomenon of terrorism predates the inception of human civilization. Throughout the annals of human history, individuals who expressed dissent towards monarchies, sovereigns, and nobility frequently resorted to employing violent means to attain their desired objectives. Terrorism and this form of brutality are distinct phenomena. Protest movements often direct acts of violence toward soldiers and government officials. Nonetheless, terrorism can be defined as violence against individuals not involved in wrongdoing to instill fear or cause widespread panic (Combs, 2022). Terrorism is not exclusively a contemporary phenomenon. Instances of terrorism were observed during the historical period known as the Reign of Terror in 18th-century France and among the Zealots of ancient Palestine who engaged in resistance against Roman authority. The scourge of terrorism persists in numerous nations across the globe in contemporary times, encompassing but not restricted to Israel, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, Colombia, and the United States. As per the 2022 Global Terrorism Index, terrorism manifests as a pervasive predicament on a global scale. However, its impact is particularly severe within the African continent, wherein an estimated 48% of fatalities stemming from terrorism transpire (Combs, 2022). Notably, the Sahel region has emerged as an alarming epicenter of this phenomenon. Terrorist organizations are rendered incapable of executing acts of violence or indoctrinating individuals of high standing within society without financial resources. Hence, it becomes imperative for the global community to unite and employ concerted efforts to sever their access to such funds, thereby thwarting their nefarious activities from their very origins. Lines of Argument
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