A good paper will make a clear argument supported by theoretical material covered in class and in the readings. In other words, make a clear and convincing case for your point of view, while at the same time showing why the criticisms of your argument that some other reasonable person might put forth are not valid. Make sure to answer all parts of the question. Your paper should be roughly 5 pages in length, double-spaced (1” margins, 12 point Times New Roman font). Here are the books Stuart Gottlieb, Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism 2nd ed. (CQ Press, 2014) Brigitte L. Nacos. Terrorism and Counterterrorism 5th ed. (Routledge, 2016) Walter Reich, Origins of Terrorism (Woodrow Wilson Press, 1998) Course Schedule: I. Definitions, Goals, and Causes Readings 1: Defining Terrorism – N: Ch. 2: “The Perennial Debate: What is Terrorism,” 19–44. – B: Robert Keeley. 2002. “Trying to Define Terrorism,” Middle East Policy 9(1): 33–9. Readings 2 The Strategy of Terrorism B: David Fromkim. 1975. “The Strategy of Terrorism,” Foreign Affairs 53(4): 683–98. G: Ch. 3: “Can Terrorism Ever Be Justified?,” 69–100. Readings 3 Why Do Individuals Turn to Terrorism? R: Martha Crenshaw. “The Logic of Terrorism: Terrorist Behavior as a Product of Strategic Choice,” 7–24. R: Jerrold Post. “Terrorist psycho-logic: Terrorist Behavior as a Product of Psychological Forces,” 25–40. B: Marc Sageman. 2017. Turning to Political Violence, Ch. 1., 1–48. II. Evolution and Types of Terrorism Reading 4 Early Terrorism and Types of Terrorism: Ethnic Terrorism N: Ch. 6: “The Making of Terrorists: Causes, Conditions, and Influences,” 135–54. B: Mary Barton. 2015. “The Global War on Anarchism: The United States and International Anarchist Terrorism, 1898–1904,” Diplomatic History 39(2): 303–30. Reading 5 Terrorism Goes Global and Organizing Terrorism N: Ch. 3: “Terrorism in the Global Context,” 45–71. B: Audrey Kurth Cronin. 2002. “Behind the Curve: Globalization and International Terrorism,” International Security 27(3): 30–58.

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