Combating Red Brigades and Al Qaeda: The Evolution of Counterterrorism
Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Red Brigades, Al Qaeda, Counterterrorism
This research will look at the features of Italian terrorism to understand the nature of the terrorist groups and to analyze the countermeasures adopted by Italian governments. The significance of the study is to evaluate the countermeasuresÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ achievements and identify the main characteristics of a successful counterterrorism model. Further, the research demonstrates that a parallel between Italian terrorism and contemporary terrorism exists. The findings on the comparison between Italian terrorism of the 1970s and contemporary global terrorism are helpful to determine the evolution of the counterterrorism approach and its achievements. Also, strengths and weaknesses of the various responses to global terrorism are evaluated to advance policy recommendations.
Monaco, R. (2007). Combating Red Brigades and Al Qaeda: The Evolution of Counterterrorism (Master's thesis, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1585