Topic– Linkages between development and spread of extremism; Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
5) What are the tactics and objectives of terrorism? Has terrorism increased in the past few decades? Discuss.(250 words)
Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to write in detail about the meaning of terrorism and its objectives. We also have to discuss whether terrorism has decreased in recent years.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– write a simple yet comprehensive definition of the term, terrorism.
- Discuss the objectives of terrorism. E.g Terrorism is a tactic – a strategy used to achieve a specific end. This strategy is often used in asymmetric power struggles when a weaker person, or group, is fighting against a powerful nation-state. The violence is aimed at creating fear in the targeted population and often provokes prompt and violent response from the state; Many forms of terrorism were inspired by warfare between races, struggles between the rich and poor or battles between political outcasts and elites.Some are ethnically based separatist movements; Many terrorist groups are inspired by a specific interpretation of religious or prophetic scriptures; Terrorists often justify their bloody acts on the basis of perceived social, economic and political unfairness. Or they take inspiration from religious beliefs or spiritual principles etc
- Discuss whether terrorism has decreased in the past few decades. E.g yes. Because – Despite the intensity of media coverage and public perception, terrorism is actually not more frequent today than a few decades ago. For instance, terrorist attacks were far more common during the Cold War period than during the post-9/11 era. Some experts believe terrorism peaked during the 1970s; Worldwide, terrorism is highly concentrated in a handful of countries etc.
Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.