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Global Security After the Cold War 2010 – Content by Tom Parker Minh A. Luong Political Science Department 1 1 TERRORISM: Aglyph1197 Iglyph1197TRODUCTIOglyph1197 2 OUTLIglyph1197E Defining terrorism A short history Causes and objectives Classic modus operandi Mass casualty attacks The greatest threat? 3 LEAGUE OF glyph1197ATIOglyph1197S TERRORISM COglyph1197VEglyph1197TIOglyph1197 (1937) “All criminal acts directed against a State and intended or calculated to create a state of terror in the minds of particular persons or a group of persons or the general public.”
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Global Security After the Cold War 2010 – Content by Tom Parker Minh A. Luong Political Science Department 2 4 COMPETIglyph1197G Iglyph1197STITUTIOglyph1197AL DEFIglyph1197ITIOglyph1197S “Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.” -- FBI Definition “Terrorism is premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated by sub national groups against civilians.” -- CIA Definition 5 Aglyph1197 ACADEMIC DEFIglyph1197ITIOglyph1197 Terrorism is an anxiety-inspiring method of repeated violent action, employed by (semi-) clandestine individual group or state actors, for idiosyncratic, criminal or political reasons, whereby - in contrast to assassination - the direct targets of violence are not the main targets. The immediate human targets of violence are generally chosen randomly (targets of opportunity) or selectively (representative or symbolic targets) from a target population, and serve as message generators. Threat - and violence - based communication processes between terrorists (organization), (imperiled) victims, and main targets are used to manipulate the main target (audience(s)), turning it into a target of terror, a target of demands, or a target of attention, depending on whether intimidation, coercion, or propaganda is primarily sought. -- A. P. Schmid and A. J. Jongman, Political Terrorism (1988) 6 BREglyph1197DAglyph1197 BEHAglyph1197 “The man with a big bomb is a statesman, while the man with a small bomb is a terrorist”
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Global Security After the Cold War 2010 – Content by Tom Parker Minh A. Luong Political Science Department 3 7 YASIR ARAFAT AT THE Uglyph1197 (1973) “The difference between the revolutionary and the terrorist lies in the reason for which each fights” 8 PROBLEMS OF DEFIglyph1197ITIOglyph1197 Sympathy for a cause (National Liberation) Thresholds of violence (Criminal Act) Political sensitivities (Cold War/Balancing) State use of force (Covert Operations) 9 Iglyph1197TERglyph1197ATIOglyph1197AL LEGAL OBLIGATIOglyph1197S 12 (13) UN Terrorism Conventions Security Council Resolution 1373 Security Council Resolution 1566 Regional Conventions
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Global Security After the Cold War 2010 – Content by Tom Parker Minh A. Luong Political Science Department 4 10 SCR 1566 (2004) “[The Security Council acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations] recalls that criminal acts…
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