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Unformatted text preview: Terrorism in conventional warfare o The Schelling Model: Thomas Schelling Explaining Contemporary Terrorism The role of political Islam o Small movement within larger religion o Importance of religious motives overstated The role of globalization o Globalization creates grievances Makes global inequalities more obvious Causes political and social change o Globalization supplies means for terrorism International travel International financial networks Role of U.S. as a world power o US policy goals in the Middle East since 1945 Maintain economic access to regions oil and natural gas resources Insure security of Israel Terrorism 3/18/08 Minimize Soviet influence (during Cold War) o Increasing role in Persian Gulf aster 1968 Backing the Shah of Iran until 1979 Containing and eliminating Saddam Hussein from 1990 until 2003...
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- Spring '08