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CJ 450 Understanding Terrorism

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Baser, Bahar, Samim Akgönül, and Ahmet Erdi Öztürk. 2017. "“Academics for Peace” in Turkey: a case of criminalising dissent and critical thought via counterterrorism policy." Critical Studies on Terrorism 10, no. 2: 274-296.

Mitchell, David. 2018. Northern Ireland’s Twenty Years of Troubled Peace. Current History. March

Neumann, Peter. 2007 “Negotiating With Terrorists,” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 86, No. 1 pp. 128- 138

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Policy Memo 1 In one page, provide a clear, succinct overview of the non-state militant group of your choice. Your memo can include both bullet-points and prose, but it must do all of the following: 1) Clearly indicate who the group is, what they call themselves, where they come from (geography as well as cultural communities), how they are classified (and by whom), and where they operate. 2) Describe their goals, using direct quotes from the group themselves, giving the reader a sense of their ideology, what they want and why. Who are their allies or supporters, who shares similar ideas or goals, if any? 3) Finally, tell me how they are seeking to achieve those goals. If they use violence, how and why and against whom? If they do other things (run for office, control territory, provide welfare to their people, etc), you need to describe those activities and how they fit the group’s mission. You should use minimal footnotes to indicate the sources of all of your information. Please include the name of the author or organization, the date of publication, and a website. Those references can also be endnotes on the back of the page, if you are pressed for space. They should look something like this: UN Security Council Resolution 1267 was approved in the wake of the bombings of US embassies in 1998. It designated the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) as official sponsors of Al Qaeda and their assets were frozen in 1999.1 1 UN Security Council Resolution 1267 (October 15th, 1999), page 2. ...
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The non-militant group is the Harakat Al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen which is an Islamic group. It
was established in 2006 and the group calls itself "Al- Shabaab” and it is based in East Africa.
They are mainly located in Somalia from the Somali community. They are organized in subclans and clans. The Al-Shabaab operates in rural areas where they take control of large parts of
the rural areas in Somalia. The leader of the group is known as the Ahmad Umar. The AlShabaab group operates in Somalia and in northeastern parts of Kenya. The group consists of
about 7000- 9000 militants1.
The objective of the Al...

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