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IIPS 30401 - Terrorism, Peace and Other Inconsistencies, Fall 2006

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Author: George Lopez
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Terrorism, Peace and Other Inconsistencies" in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. This course addresses a set of inter-related questions that have become central to peace and security in the modern era, at both the domestic and international levels: What is the history and rationale for contemporary terrorism, including suicide terrorism? What does the rise of al-Qaeda terror mean for a host of problematic issues including the relationship between the Western and Islamic worlds, the future of peace in the Middle East, the future of various western foreign policy actions? What is the rationale behind the US 'war on terror' and by what criteria can its success be judged? Is the new global security threat (or at least for the West) the combination of: weapons of mass destruction + Terrorism + Rogue/Failed States? What policies best deal with this or like threats? What does 'peace' mean in an age of terror and wars on terror? How might we achieve peace in these times? How does/should the global community deal with state terrorism in its varied forms?

 

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IIPS 30401: Terrorism, Peace, and Other Inconsistencies

Professor George Lopez

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
University of Notre Dame

Course Structure: Two 75-minute classes per week

"Never Forget", by Global Reactions. Some rights reserved.

Course Description

This course addresses a set of inter-related questions that have become central to peace and security in the modern era, at both the domestic and international levels:

* What is the history and rationale for contemporary terrorism, including suicide terrorism?

* What does the rise of al-Qaeda terror mean for a host of problematic issues including the relationship between the Western and Islamic worlds, the future of peace in the Middle East, the future of various western foreign policy actions?

* What is the rationale behind the US 'war on terror' [+ other versions] and by what criteria can its success be judged?

* Is the new global security threat (or at least for the West) the combination of: weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) + Terrorism + Rogue/Failed States? What policies best deal with this or like threats?

* What does 'peace' mean in an age of terror and wars on terror? How might we achieve peace in these times?

* How does/should the global community deal with state terrorism in its varied forms?

This course was also cross-listed as POLS 30228.

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