Advanced Studies in International and Area Studies
IAS 150.4 Advanced Studies in International and Area Studies: Counter-terrorism and Counter-insurgency
Time/Location: W 2-5PM, 228 DWINELLE
Final Exam Group: 6: TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017 11:30-2:30PM
Instructor: Bruce Newsome
This course will describe the issues, policies and practices of counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency. Terrorism continues to increase in frequency and lethality. Insurgency too is more frequent and deadly (insurgency now is riskier than terrorism). The actors and methods increasingly overlap, so that terrorism and insurgency practically must be studied together. This course examines the concepts, history, motivations and methods of terrorism and insurgency, and ways in which the counter-terrorist and counter-insurgent side counter those motivations and methods, navigating the legal and ethical bounds.
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