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POLS429-500 Introduction to Terrorism Post-Cold War Terrorism

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POLS429-500 Introduction to Terrorism Post-Cold War Terrorism

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4/8/2011
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POLS429-500
Introduction to Terrorism
Class 34 – 13 April 2011
US Counter-Terrorism and Foreign
Policy
Pillar Chapter 3 Overview
• Structure of terrorism and effect on
response
Post-Cold War Terrorism
Decline of terrorist groups of the Cold War with the end of the Soviet
Union
– Red Brigade, Action Direct, Red Army Faction, etc.
– End of some state sponsored terrorism
– IRA decline to an extent
– Although fall of Soviet Union did trigger some terrorism
• Chechnya, Georgia
• Yuboslavia
Post-cold war terrorism which followed grouped into four categories
– Remaining leftist groups from Cold War
• FARC, November 17, etc.
– Anti-Israel, Pro-palestinian groups
– Ethnic separatist groups
• PKK, etc.
– Religious fundamentalist
• i.e. Islamic terrorism
– Combinations of above
Important factors which influence this terrorism
– Technology and Transportation
– Less formal command/organizational structures