Title

Combating Red Brigades and Al Qaeda: The Evolution of Counterterrorism

Defense Date

11-28-2005

Graduation Date

Spring 1-1-2007

Availability

Campus Only

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MA

Department

Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Joseph Yenerall

Committee Member

Daniel Lieberfeld

Committee Member

John Sawicki

Keywords

Red Brigades, Al Qaeda, Counterterrorism

Abstract

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 countermeasures’ 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.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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