is morality as prescribed by the resolution
Report, available at
Economic sanctions offer the ability to fight terrorists, Crimm,
Law at St.
Johns writes in ‘04
A powerful weapon in the U.S. government's financial war on terrorism is the use of economic sanctions against
terrorists, terrorist groups, and their private sponsors. The discretionary power to impose economic sanctions during
war, as well as during times of peace upon the declaration of a national emergency, has long resided with the President
of the United States.
My thesis is that economic sanctions are key to solving terrorism.
Terrorist attacks pose a direct threat to civilians, which is unacceptable, James
l Senior Fellow at the Milken Institute
James R. Barth et al 2006, “Economic Impacts of Global Terrorism: From Munich to Bali,” Milken Institute October 2006
Terrorism has been most succinctly defined as “the intentional use of, or threat to use violence against civilians or against civilian
targets, in order to attain political aims
During the past 35 years, the world has witnessed nearly 20,000 terrorist incidents
from the hostage takeover during the 1972 Munich Olympics to the 2002 and 2005 tourist bombings in Bali.
. Terrorist incidents worldwide during this time period have resulted in more than 90,000
casualties or injuries (Table 1)
. Although the basic objectives of terrorism have remained largely unchanged over the years, technological
progress has allowed terrorists to employ more sophisticated and, at times, devastating tactics.
This, along with the increasingly global scope of
terrorism, has raised important questions about its economic impacts in countries around the world.
And, terrorism has devastating consequences, Lippman.
The contemporary era has ushered in a "new terrorism."
Terrorist groups, in the past, generally possessed coherent ideological platforms and aspirations and selected targets which
advanced and symbolized these goals.
They were sensitive to the need to maintain political legitimacy and avoided intentionally targeting innocents.
are driven by an apocalyptic and millenarian religiously-based worldview which posits that the world must
be destroyed in order to cleanse the globe of paganism and impurity.
This predisposes contemporary terrorists to
develop and to deploy nuclear, biological and chemical weapons
of mass destruction
increasingly available in the global marketplace.