International Relations 101: The Definition of Terrorism

Terrorism is usually of two kinds: political terrorism which creates panic on a large scale and criminal terrorism which deals in kidnapping to take ransom. Political terrorism is much more dangerous than criminal terrorism as they are well-trained and it’s become difficult for law enforcing agencies to arrest them in time. For example- hundreds of terrorist are being trained at the Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK). And in Punjab, there is no doubt that the terrorist are receiving training and weapons from Pakistan. Assam has been the most unstable state in the last few decades. Assam remains the only state in the northeast where terrorism is a major issue. Terrorism is also spread at national level. But the Regional terrorism is the most violent of all. This is because the terrorist think that dying in a terrorist act is sacred and holy, so they are willing to do anything. All the terrorist groups are made with different purposes.

Scores of theses on terrorism and political violence are written every year at our universities

In the recent years, the most powerful country, the USA was shocked when Afghanistan-based based terrorist organizations attacked on it. On September 21, 2011 a disaster took place in the New York City when two hijacked planes were flown straight into the World Trade Centre. 6000 people were killed. The bombing of the World Trade Centre is one of the most deadly terrorist episodes in the world. This violent act of terrorism was mastermind by Al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden. After this attack, many challenges took place in front of us. Like- the old security systems were replaced by new and more complicated (also costly) security systems in airports. And in India, government developed many security measures like making more strict laws (like POTA – Prevention of Terrorist activity Act), cracking down on their centres and keeping an eye from where terrorist receive money. POTA is an anti-terrorism legislation enacted by the Parliament of India in 2002. This act replaced the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance (POTO) of 2001. There measures hardy had any effect. These security measures had no effect on political terrorism but they had decreased criminal terrorism by ten percent. Due to these risks from terrorism, the security at various places like airports, railway stations and government offices are kept tightenen.

Ukrainians can write a PhD thesis on terrorism

This thesis on terrorism looks at the issue from a Western perspective

When a large amount of nations across the world united and supported each other in the global war on terrorism, their intentions were to decrease the amount of terrorism in the world and to make their own countries more safe and secure for their citizens. The war on terrorism, controlled by the United States, was intended to disrupt the terrorist activities of the international system of terrorist organizations composed of a number of groups who were run under the order of al-Qaeda. However, what was evident after the first year of the war on terrorism was not a decrease, but an increase in the amount of attacks brought upon civilians by terrorists. Data from the United States National Counterterrorism Centre shows that after George W. Bush had announced the global war on terrorism, the number of international terrorist attacks had consistently increased. In 2005, there were 11,111 terrorist attacks worldwide. This amount grew in 2006 to its highest amount where 14,570 terrorist attacks had taken place and remained relatively the same in 2007. Since the war on terrorism was intended to decrease the amount of international terrorist attacks, the statistics showing a constant rate in increase of the number of attacks does not depict a war that is being won.