Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
6) Discuss the similarities between the terrorism and organised crime, also discuss what are the various facets of linkages between organized crimes and terrorism.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is direct from the static portions of GS paper III.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail the linkages of terrorism and organized crime and the similarities between the two, one can discuss how it can be tackled.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Define the terms – terrorism and organized crime.
Explain there are a number of increasingly similarities between terrorism and organized crime. Both use extreme violence and the threat of reprisals. Both use extreme violence and the threat of reprisals. Both use kidnappings, assassinations, and extortion. Both operate secretly, though at times publicly in friendly territory.
Discuss the challenges posed by them.
Conclude by suggesting solutions.